Baptisia Screaming Yellow, Yellow Wild Indigo
Baptisia Screaming Yellow, Yellow Wild Indigo Baptisia Screaming Yellow, Yellow Wild Indigo Baptisia Screaming Yellow, Yellow Wild Indigo Baptisia Screaming Yellow, Yellow Wild Indigo

Baptisia Screaming Yellow, Yellow Wild Indigo

This bodacious beauty’s name is as flamboyant as the plant, meet Screaming Yellow Wild Indigo, Baptisia sphaerocarpa. In spring, soaring high above the foliage, large 12-15″ racemes covered with brilliant yellow pea-like flowers appear. Next, tan to brown, plump seed pods ripen, which are coveted for dried flower arrangements. This selection that was discovered in Arkansas, where the plant is a native perennial. In Missouri, Baptisia phaerocarpa has naturalized, becoming a cherished Missouri wildflower.

Easily grown in average soils. Tolerant of dry, hot and sunny areas. Due to their deep roots, plants do not like to be disturbed and are difficult to move. Plants tend to open up after blooming, and will look best with a shearing. If you want seed pods though, you must wait to shear until after harvesting the pods. Even though Yellow Wild Indigo has naturalized in Missouri, it is not considered a Missouri taxon.

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