Little canary-yellow flowers form dense clusters above attractive compound pea-like foliage. Attracts butterflies and bees and provides food for hungry wildlife. Develops long slender dark-brown seedpods, beloved by birds.
Imagine an unrefined version of Blue False IndigoBaptisia australis. According to the USDA, it is not yet known if this leguminous plant fixes atmospheric nitrogen, as so many legumes do.
Plant a hedge of this stately sun-loving plant in the wild meadow—the seed pods burst when ripe, attracting partridge, turkeys and the like.
Plant 2' apart in moist to wet soil. Full sun. Thrives in clay soils but will tolerate sandy or loamy ground. Grows 4-6' tall. Z4. Maine Grown. (bare-root crowns)
When you receive your order, open the bags and check the stock. Roots and crowns should be firm and pliable. If they are slightly dry, add a little water or, if they are going to be potted up soon, wet the roots. Generally, a little surface mold is harmless and will not affect the plant’s future performance. If you cannot pot them up immediately, store them in a cool (35–40°) location for a short time.
Do not plant bare-root perennial plant crowns directly outdoors.
Pot up the rootstock using well-drained potting mix in a deep 6" pot or a 1-gallon container. Avoid coiling the roots in under-sized containers.Grow newly potted perennials for a few weeks in a protected location in indirect light at 50–60°. Wet and/or cold conditions for an extended period may cause rotting.Transplant outside once they show some top growth and the danger of frost has passed.
For more info:About planting bare-root perennials.