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Baptisia ‘Midnight’

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Baptisia ‘Midnight’ is a large cultivar with the tallest inflorescences in the entire trial. The extreme height of the inflorescence contributes to its long, three week bloom, since it takes a longer time for the opening flowers to progress up such a tall stem. Unfortunately, ‘Midnight’ has a fairly open habit and is unable to support both its foliage flowers. The result is a very rangy looking plant, with arm-like inflorescences pointing in every direction. This cultivar was the darkest colored Baptisia when it first came on the market, but that title now belongs to ‘Royal Velvet’.


  • Rating
  • Common Name
    Midnight false indigo  
  • Bloom Period
    3 weeks 
  • Peak Bloom
    late May 
  • Size
    58” x 76” (H x W) 
  • Size at Flowering
    46” x 60” x 68” (H x W x Flowering Hgt.) 
  • # of Inflorescences
  • Inlforescence Length
  • Stem Color