Baptisia x 'Carolina Moonlight'

Hybrid False Indigo (Carolina Moonlight False Indigo)

Categories: Herbaceous Perennial

Carolina Moonlight’ is an upright perennial (B. sphaerocarpa x B.alba) that typically grows to 3-4’ tall. It features a spectacular spring bloom of butter yellow, lupine-like flowers in erect racemes

More About Baptisia x 'Carolina Moonlight'

  • Beautiful butter yellow lupine-like flowers
  • Flower spikes rise well above the foliage
  • Performs well in the garden

Flower spikes extending well above the foliage mound of clover-like, trifoliate, bluish-green leaves (leaflets to 2” long). On species plants, spent flowers give way to inflated seed pods (to 2.5” long) which turn charcoal black when ripe and have considerable ornamental interest.

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3-4 Feet


3-4 Feet

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Baptisia x 'Carolina Moonlight' Characteristics


  • Mass Plant
  • Cut Flower / or Foliage
  • Dried Flower
  • Drought Tolerant

Critter Resistance

  • Rabbit Resistant
  • Deer Resistant


  • Sun Tolerant
  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium

Nature Attraction

  • Butterflies
  • Hummingbirds

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Late Spring / Early Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • All Season

Flower Color

  • Yellow


  • Mounding
  • Clumping