Caramel brown flowers with yellow keels bloom in 10" long spikes above a rounded clump of green foliage in late spring to early summer. The intense brown color of Baptisia 'Brownie Points' does not fade to yellow as some other bicolor varieties do. In Baptisia trials, it remained in bloom after other varieties were long past peak. Full and bushy with a vase-shaped habit, this perennial has enough presence in the garden to be used in place of a shrub. We're excited to pair this intriguing Baptisia with Peonies that are ivory with golden stamens.
Baptisia, also known as False Indigo, has attractive blue-green foliage and ornamental seed pods. A wonderful and long-lived choice for perennial borders, cottage gardens, or mingled with native plants in a meadow or prairie type planting. It is drought tolerant when established, deer resistant, and attracts butterflies. Good for cut flowers.