Whisperin' Yellow False Indigo

Baptisia 'Whisperin' Yellow'

Regular price $16.00

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.

  • Dense and compact habit
  • Deer resistant
  • Durable and long-lived


  • 2 to 3 ft. tall
  • 3 to 4 ft. 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 to late April in central North Carolina and lasts 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, 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 sun so they can produce lots of flowers.

Where to plant

Looks spectacular both in gardens and in more informal areas, like meadows or steep banks. With its spectacular flower display and compact habit, it can be used effectively in front of entrance signs without covering them up.

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

Both parents of Baptisia 'Whisperin' Yellow' can be found 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 here at Growing Wild Nursery by crossing Baptisia sphaerocarpa ‘Screamin’ Yellow’ with Baptisia alba. It inherits the best traits of both parents, giving it a more compact growth habit compared to other pale-yellow Baptisias on the market. Plants are grown from cuttings here at the nursery.

 State Cost per order
AL, CT, DE, GA, IL, IN, KY, MD, NC, NJ, NY, OH, PA, SC, TN, VA, and WV $12.00
AR, CT, FL, IL, IN, LA, MA, MI MO, MS, NH, RI, VT and WI $14.00
CO, IA, KS, ME, MN, NE, ND, OK, SD, and TX $16.00


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.

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.

How long will it take to get my order?

All plants are shipped from our nursery in central North Carolina. When you select the "ship now" option, your order will be shipped within one week.

Can I get my plants shipped at a later date?

Yes, in the shopping cart select the week you would like your order to be shipped on.

What shipping carriers do you use?

USPS Priority Mail and UPS Ground for larger 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.

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.