Screamin’ Yellow False Indigo is one of the best Baptisia for the garden. Its compact habit and amazing flower power make it stand out from the crowd.
- Showy, bright yellow flowers
- Deer resistant
- Durable and long-lived
- 2 to 3 ft. tall
- 3 to 5 ft. wide after 5 years
- Perennial that goes dormant in the fall and emerges again in spring
- Hardy in USDA hardiness zones 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9
Late April to early May in central North Carolina. Blooms last two to three weeks.
How to grow
Baptisia are tough plants and can grow in a wide variety of soil types; from clay to dry, sandy soil. For best results, cultivate Screamin’ Yellow False Indigo in full sun and moist, well-drained soil.
Care and maintenance
Plants are easy to look after, just cut old stems down to the ground anytime during the winter and make sure plants have plenty of sun so they can produce lots of flowers.
Where to plant
Looks spectacular in perennial borders where it can be given space to mature into a shrub-like specimen.
When to plant
Any time the ground is not frozen. The ideal time is early spring through mid-summer when the plants are actively producing roots.
If planting in a large group, space plants three to four feet apart.
When will my plant flower?
Flowering-size plants that will bloom their first spring if planted before April.
Native habitat and range
Baptisia sphaerocarpa can be found growing in grasslands and along roadsides in the south-central United States, mainly Oklahoma, Arkansas, Texas, and Louisiana.
Source and origin
Plants are grown from cuttings at the nursery. The original plant was found in Arkansas by Larry Lowman of Ridgecrest Nursery. It was selected for its compact, rounded habit and profuse flowering.
|States||Cost per order|
|AL, DE, GA, IL, IN, KY, MD, NC, NJ, NY, OH, PA, SC, TN, VA, and WV||$12|
|AR, CT, FL, IL, IN, LA, MA, MI, MO, MS, NH, RI, VT, and WI||$14|
|IA, KS, ME, MN, OK, and TX||$16|
|CO, NE, ND, and SD||$18|
Sorry, we can't ship plants outside of the continental United States or to AK, AZ, CA, HI, ID, NM, NV, OR, and WA due to agriculture restrictions.When will my order be shipped?
All plants are shipped from our nursery in central North Carolina. We ship orders at the beginning of the week so they don't get held up over the weekend. Orders placed after midnight on Sunday may (especially in spring) be shipped the following week.Are your plants shipped in their containers?
Yes, all our plants are shipped in their growing containers. The dimensions of the containers are 4.5 inches wide by 5 inches deep or 32 fl. oz.What shipping carriers do you use?
UPS Ground and occasionally USPS Priority Mail for some smaller orders.Do you guarantee your plants?
We guarantee our plants to be healthy, ready for planting, and correctly named. We are not able to guarantee whether a plant will grow in your garden as there are too many circumstances that are beyond our control.
On rare occasions, a plant shipped dormant may fail to emerge from its dormancy. If this happens, please let us know.
If you are concerned about a plant, please contact us within 14 days to let us know. If we can’t help you make it grow, we’ll send you a new plant or issue a refund.What about sales tax?
We propagate our own plants and are not required to collect North Carolina sales tax.Where can I find information about your plants?
Here are some FAQ on how we grow plants.