I have a spot that needed filling and a section of the garden that typically doesn’t get going until mid summer. Partly inspired by this review of the plant and partly because it just looks awesome I got one of these today. Slightly concerned it will overgrow the space but also sort of hoping for it to get big I’m also hoping it’ll give me some good early height and colour in that section of the garden. My other Baptesia options were australis, ‘Purple Smoke,’ and Solar Flare™, the first two being ruled out because I’ve got a Salvia just coming into bloom with similar colour and while I done mind having the same colours repeated I though the grey-purple might be more interesting. Solar Flare™ seems to be pretty sweet and the colour is really nice but I wanted to stay in more of the blue tones.
I am pretty sure that this is also the first member of the Pea family in my garden, so that’s pretty exciting too.