Georgia Gardener Newsletter Cool Plant: May 4, 2006
Screaming Yellow Baptisia
Baptisia sphaerocarpa 'Screaming Yellow'
Screaming Yellow Baptisia is an easy-to-grow perennial that in addition to the bright yellow flowers,
has good foliage texture and will develop interesting bean-like seed pods by the end of summer.
Plant Baptisia in full sun with well-drained soil. Being that it's in the legume family (and can
therefore fix Nitrogen) it tolerates poor and sandy soils as well.
Mix Screaming Yellow with other mid-spring bloomers such as Spiderwort (Tradescantia),
Iris, Dianthus, etc.
This perennial makes a great substitute for the invasive Broom (Cytisus spp.) that plagues
the western U.S. I've even seen Broom starting to escape here in Georgia.
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