Whisperin' Yellow False Indigo

Baptisia 'Whisperin' Yellow'

Regular price $18

Container size:
4.5 in. wide x 5 in. deep / 32 fl. oz.

Whisperin’ Yellow False Indigo is a choice Baptisia selected for its compact growth habit, vigor, and profuse display of lemon-colored flowers.

  • Very showy
  • Deer resistant
  • Durable and long-lived


  • 30 to 40 in. tall
  • 50 to 60 in. wide after 4 years
  • Perennial that goes dormant in the fall and emerges again in spring
  • Hardy in USDA hardiness zones 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9

Flowering period

Flowering begins mid-April in central North Carolina and lasts around three weeks.

Baptisia 'Whisperin' Yellow' next to Baptisia 'Carolina Moonlight' planted 3 years ago
Baptisia 'Whisperin' Yellow' (left) next to Baptisia 'Carolina Moonlight' (right)

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, grow in full sun and moist, well-drained soil.

FAQ about Baptisia

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 receive plenty of light so they can produce lots of flowers.

Where to plant

Any sunny spot in the garden where you want to create a stunning spring show and feed local the bumblebees. 

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.


Space plants four to five feet apart when planting more than one plant in a group together.

When will my plant flower?

Plants purchased in late winter may produce a few flowers with plants reaching maturity (like the photo above) in three years.

Native habitat and range

Both parents of Baptisia 'Whisperin' Yellow' can be found growing in grasslands and along roadsides. Baptisia sphaerocarpa hails from the south-central United States, mainly growing in Oklahoma, Arkansas, Texas, and Louisiana, while Baptisia alba can be found in scattered locations throughout the southeastern United States.

Source and origin

Baptisia ‘Whisperin’ Yellow’ was created at Growing Wild Nursery and is a primary hybrid between Baptisia sphaerocarpa ‘Screamin’ Yellow’ (pollen parent) and a Baptisia alba (seed parent) from Wayne County, NC provenance. It inherits its compact growth habit and abundant flowers from Screamin' Yellow and its long flower spikes from alba. Plants are grown from cuttings here at the nursery.

States Orders up to $50 Orders $51 to $100 Orders over $100
AL, DE, GA, KY, MD, NC, OH, PA, SC, TN, VA, and WV $16 $18 $20
AR, CT, FL, IL, IN, LA, MA, MI, MO, MS, NH, NJ, NY, RI, VT, and WI $18 $20 $22
IA, KS, ME, MN, OK, and TX $20 $22 $24
CO, NE, ND, and SD $22 $24 $26


Sorry, we can't ship plants outside of the continental United States or to AK, AZ, CA, HI, ID, NM, NV, OR, UT, and WA due to agriculture restrictions.

When will my order be shipped?

All plants are shipped within two weeks of placing an order.

Is it okay to plant in the winter?

Yes, as long as the soil is not frozen. Planting native perennials in winter and early spring gives your plants a head start before the summer heat arrives.

What if it’s too cold to plant where I live, but I want to buy a plant before it sells out?

Dormant plants can safely be kept in a basement, garage, or cool room until you are ready to plant in late winter or early spring.

How will my plants get delivered?

Most orders are shipped on Monday or Tuesday via UPS Ground, which depending on the destination takes between 1 to 4 days.

Are your plants shipped in their containers?

Yes, all our plants are shipped in their growing containers. The majority are grown in containers that are 4.5 inches wide by 5 inches deep and 32 fl. oz. / 946 ml in volume.

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.

Can I return my plants?

You can return your plants if you no longer want them once they arrive. To receive a refund (minus 20% restocking fee) the plants must be returned in good condition. Return shipping is the customer’s responsibility. 

Can I cancel my order?

Yes, you can cancel your order. Please visit our terms and service page for details.

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.