Plant spacing is based on the ultimate width of the plants. This figure is normally given as a range; for example, 3-5’. If you live in a cold climate and/or want plants to fill in more quickly, plan to space at the shorter end of the range. If you live in a warm climate, are on a limited budget, or are willing to wait longer for plants to touch, use the higher end of the range. Using the larger number is recommended when calculating distance from a building or structure. There’s really no such thing as "maximum spacing": if you don’t want your plants to touch, you can space them as far apart as you’d like. All plant spacing is calculated on center, or in other words, the centers of the plants are spaced one half of their eventual width apart:
Unless you are planting in a straight line, as you might for hedges or edging, space your plants in a staggered or zig-zag pattern for a more interesting and naturalistic look:
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DescriptionDecadence® 'Vanilla Cream' false indigo (Baptisiahybrid) is a long-blooming perennial perfect for gardens big or small. Compact in size, easy to care for, and a unique addition to any garden! Appearing as though it was studded with dozens of white chocolate chips each spring, its creamy vanilla-colored flower spikes float above blue-green foliage that emerges a bronze hue. The sweet display lasts through summer, attracting pollinators until its blooms are replaced with ornamental seedpods.
Indulge yourself in the Decadence® series of false indigos from Proven Winners. Each variety is an absolute treat with vibrant colors, dense flower spikes, and a compact habit that makes it easy to nestle into your garden. These deer-resistant native cultivars thrive with very little maintenance, even in heat, drought, and poor soils. They're easy to grow, making them even easier to enjoy!DetailsBotanical name: Baptisia ' Plant Patent: PP#25663 Common name: False indigo, baptisia, horsefly weed, wild indigo Zone: 4 - 9 Sun exposure: Sun (> 6 hours sun) to part sun (4-6 hours sun) Height x width: 3 feet tall x 3 feet wide Flower color: White Foliage color: Green Season of interest: Late spring to early summer Uses: Accent, border plant, cut flower garden, cottage gardening, massing, specimen, pollinator garden. How To GrowSoil: Average to poor well-draining soils. Light: Does well in full sun (6+ hours direct sun). Tolerates some light shade, particularly in hot summer climates. Water: Average water needs - water regularly until established. Moderately drought tolerant once established. Spacing: 3 feet Fertilizing: Baptisia grows well in poor soils, so fertilizer is not required throughout the growing season. However, if needed, you can fertilize with a well-balanced granular fertilizer in early spring. Winterizing: Can either be cut back in late fall or early spring. Maintenance & pruning: Not much is required. Simply remove spent flowers to tidy up appearance, or leave them standing to enjoy decorative seed pods in the fall.