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You’ve Never Seen a Baptisia Like This Before

Be the first to grow these ten new plants—including Lunar Eclipse false indigo—just patented via the Chicagoland Grows, Inc. plant introduction program and on sale for the first time.

Look for them at Chicago-area garden centers, said Jim Ault, Ph.D., who manages the program for the Chicago Botanic Garden. He’s proud of all of them, but two are special, said Ault, the Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Director of Ornamental Plant Research: Baptisia ‘Lunar Eclipse’, for its flowers that change from creamy white to deep violet as the plant ages, and Baptisia ‘Sunny Morning’, for its profusion of yellow flowers on dark charcoal stems.

Blue Mound false indigo
Baptisia australis ‘Blue Mound’

Lavender Rose false indigo
Baptisia ‘Lavender Rose’

Lunar Eclipse false indigo
Baptisia ‘Lunar Eclipse’


Mojito false indigo
Baptisia ‘Mojito’

Royal Purple false indigo
Baptisia ‘Royal Purple’

Sunny Morning false indigo
Baptisia ‘Sunny Morning’


Sandstorm false indigo
Baptisia ‘Sandstorm’

Tough Love spiderwort
Tradescantia ‘Tough Love’

Pink Profusion phlox
Phlox × procumbens ‘Pink Profusion’


Violet Pinwheels phlox
Phlox ‘Violet Pinwheels’