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Baptisia. I have one of these and it's an unknown plant to me. At present it has one 18" spindly stem, rather like a pea shoot. Should I pinch it back a bit to make it bush? Any advice on growing it would be welcome! Thank you.



No don't pinch it back as every year more shoots come from soil level. It isn't a fussy plant but prefers full sun. It produces a cluster of blue pea like flowers June/July and then bladder/bloated seed pods late summer. I love mine.

7 May, 2024


Thank you Eileen. Will it thrive in a pot? Do I need to bring it into the porch in winter?

9 May, 2024

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