BAPTISIA tinctoria

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BAPTISIA tinctoria

Horsefly Weed, Wild Indigo
Select Item No. BA021

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1 Portion contains 20-250 seeds depending on value and size.
Please switch to gram for larger quantities.



Plant Description

Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Papilionaceae
Origin: Eastern North America: open woodland, fields.
Special Features: Long-lived, bright-yellow flower racemes, summer-flowering Baptisia - the latest flowering species. Suitable for natural landscaping. Attractive for butterflies and other pollinators. Drought tolerant/ for xeriscaping/ waterwise design. Erosion control. Use for low maintenance plantings.
Historical: The root is used to enhance the immune system and to combat infection, amongst other medicinal uses. Used for making dyes.
 
Basic Colour: (yellow / gold)
Flower Colour: yellow
Natural Flowering Period: July - August
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z3 - Z9
Foliage: trifoliate leaves with oblong to spoon-shaped leaflets
Growth Habit: erect / deep roots / sturdy
Height with Flowers: 100 cm
Spacing between Plants: 100 cm
Soil Requirements: dry / well-drained / average
Location:
Characteristics: decorative fruit / toxic plant / medicinal plant
Portion weight: 0.6 Gram
Grams per 1000 seeds: 5.26316 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
190
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
15 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 2 - 3 per cell
Plug tray recommended size(s): open flats / 72
Sowing Direction:

(8) These perennial seeds germinate very irregularly over a long period. Lower temperatures of less than +5°C [41°F] are very effective. Seed trays should not be discarded prematurely. Constant moisture must be maintained. Do not leave in direct sunlight. For Alstroemeria we recommend to keep sowing for 3 weeks at approximately +30°C [86°F], then 3 weeks at +5°C [41°F], then at +21°C [70°F].

Best Sowing Date
(northern Hemisphere, Field condition):
late autumn - early spring
Sowing to Germination: 6 - 8 weeks
Germination to Transplant: 4 - 6 weeks
Transplanting to Potting: 6 - 8 weeks
Container Size(s): 1-2 plugs per 11/12 cm (4 1/2") / 2-3 plugs per 15 cm (6")
Fertilizer: Medium (150-200 ppm)
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