courtesy of North Creek Nurseries, Inc.

Baptisia x 'Solar Flare Prairieblues'

Wild Indigo

Plant Type:


Baptisia x 'Solar Flare Prairieblues' (PP20408) – Limited offer - only a few remaining. Tall racemes composed of bright yellow pea flowers with a touch of orange-peach in the keel become infused with more orange and lavender as the spike ages in a warm, pleasing pastel blend. Each inflorescence flowering for up to three weeks in late May / June can lengthen between 12 and 18 inches. New stems just roiling out of the ground exhibit a dusky purple color. Foliage remains attractive blue-green though the growing season. This vibrant selection made by Dr. Jim Ault at the Chicago Botanic Garden can produce 100 or more stems on a mature plant. Though an herbaceous perennial the presence of Baptisia in the garden is shrub-like in affect. It's spectacular! Full sun in average to fertile, draining soil. Drought tolerant. Big pots, big plants will arrive cut back if ordered in autumn.


3-4 ft


4-5 ft


Yellow Orange

Characteristics and Attributes for Baptisia x 'Solar Flare Prairieblues'

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer

Nature Attraction

  • Butterflies
  • Deer Resistant


  • Full Sun


  • Border
  • Accent
  • Natural Garden
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Grass Garden
  • Specimen

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Moderately Fast


  • Average
  • Fertile
  • Draining


  • Garden Origin