The Complete Guide for Decadence® Cherries Jubilee False Indigo (Baptisia X ‘Cherries Jubilee’ Plant Patent #23,907; Can. Breeders Rights #5332) Care


The Decadence® Cherries Jubilee False Indigo, otherwise known as the Baptisia X ‘Cherries Jubilee’ Plant Patent #23,907; Can. Breeders Rights #5332 or False Indigo ‘Cherries Jubilee’, Bastard Lupine ‘Cherries Jubilee’, False Lupine ‘Cherries Jubilee’, Decadence Series, is a rather well known perennial plant by gardening enthusiasts around the world.

Best known for its low maintenance and moderate growth, this perennial will likely liven up your house (or garden) with its green colored leaves. But, only if you learn how to take proper care of it for it to thrive.

Fortunately, this is exactly what we’ll cover in this Decadence® Cherries Jubilee False Indigo Care Guide. So let’s dive in.

The fundamental caring guidelines for every Decadence® Cherries Jubilee False Indigo can be summed up into the following:

  • Water: The Decadence® Cherries Jubilee False Indigo prefers watering often.
  • Light: Keep your Baptisia X ‘Cherries Jubilee’ Plant Patent #23,907; Can. Breeders Rights #5332 in an environment where it can receive partial to full sun on a daily basis. 
  • Soil: Make sure to keep the Decadence® Cherries Jubilee False Indigo in soil with well-draining properties, so ideally, one that is made of sand and loam.

And as with many other plants, these are the only three care factors you need to remember to make sure your Decadence® Cherries Jubilee False Indigo is, for the most part, healthy and well to survive.

Decadence® Cherries Jubilee False Indigo care

Scientific / Botanical Aspects

In botanical terms, the Decadence® Cherries Jubilee False Indigo belongs to the Fabaceae family, and the genus Baptisia, hence its scientific (or botanical) name Baptisia X ‘Cherries Jubilee’ Plant Patent #23,907; Can. Breeders Rights #5332 (bap-TIS-ee-uh).

As with other Baptisia’s, the Decadence® Cherries Jubilee False Indigo is a herbaceous plant, which means it will die back to the ground every year. 

Growing Region

As a rule of thumb, we recommend to always keep in mind your plants’ native region and environment, since these are the conditions that your Decadence® Cherries Jubilee False Indigo is most accustomed to, thus where it can most favorably.

With this in mind, the Baptisia X ‘Cherries Jubilee’ Plant Patent #23,907; Can. Breeders Rights #5332 will be most used to the heat zones in the 1 – 9 region, as the plant hardiness level falls between 4a, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9b, 9a and the ideal climate zone is between 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24.

Growth and Size

Growth

In terms of size and growth, the Decadence® Cherries Jubilee False Indigo is a relatively moderate grower, which makes things somewhat easy for any plant enthusiast.

Size

But, what size of Decadence® Cherries Jubilee False Indigo are we talking about? What can you expect in terms of height, spread and spacing? Let’s dig in…

The Baptisia X ‘Cherries Jubilee’ Plant Patent #23,907; Can. Breeders Rights #5332 can grow up to 2′ – 3′ (60cm – 90cm) in 2′ – 3′ (60cm – 90cm) and 2′ – 3′ (60cm – 90cm) in 2′ – 3′ (60cm – 90cm). 

These dimensions make the Decadence® Cherries Jubilee False Indigo a relatively medium perennial compared to others, so it’s best to keep this fact in mind since it will affect where you want to keep yours at home.

Also, expect it to grow in a wonderful compact shape, which is something worthwhile to remember when making your garden landscape plans.

This is why experts recommend keeping an area of approximately 36″ (90cm) free so the Decadence® Cherries Jubilee False Indigo can spread to its best extent.

Water

In terms of watering, the Decadence® Cherries Jubilee False Indigo is a fairly complicated plant to take care of.

This is mostly because it has a not so straightforward watering schedule and somewhat regular watering needs.

Specifically, most experts agree that the Baptisia X ‘Cherries Jubilee’ Plant Patent #23,907; Can. Breeders Rights #5332 prefers watering often.

Which is why it is considered a plant with relatively low to average needs in terms of water. 

Decadence® Cherries Jubilee False Indigo garden

Watering

As a rule of thumb, you should remember to keep your Decadence® Cherries Jubilee False Indigo in soil with well-draining characteristics, as these will guarantee the right conditions for your plant to grow and thrive. 

When you consider this, this is why you should aim to choose soil that has good drainage, moist, and occasionally dry properties to keep the right moisture levels at all times. 

However, in our experience, the best solution to knowing the right amount of water for your Decadence® Cherries Jubilee False Indigo is with the ‘thumb’ technique. Basically, you insert your finger into the soil, and based if you feel the soil moist or dry, you determine if it needs any water, which is the most appropriate way to go about watering your leafy friend.

Soil Mix

As mentioned earlier, the Decadence® Cherries Jubilee False Indigo prefers to have soil with good drainage, moist, and occasionally dry properties at all times, reason why you need to make the soil mix out of sand and loam.

This is why most experts agree that the Decadence® Cherries Jubilee False Indigo requires soil with clay, loam (silt), sand, and shallow rocky, which will give you the right conditions it needs.

In addition to this, expert gardeners recommend having preferably neutral to acid soil.

Light and Exposure

In terms of light & exposure, the Decadence® Cherries Jubilee False Indigo requires partial to full sun in order for it to thrive under the right conditions. 

Most experts agree that this perennial will do well as long as you keep it in full sun, and it will be able to grow properly.

Specifically, we recommend that you place your Baptisia X ‘Cherries Jubilee’ Plant Patent #23,907; Can. Breeders Rights #5332 in little to partial shade (only 2-6 hours of direct sunlight a day), to full and direct sun (more 6 hours of direct sunlight per day).

Season

Being a herbaceous plant, the Decadence® Cherries Jubilee False Indigo will die back to the ground every year. 

But, you can expect it to have its ‘prime-time’ during the spring (late), and during the summer (early).

Flowers

You can expect your Decadence® Cherries Jubilee False Indigo to flower around the spring and in the summer months from April to June (spring), and from July to September (summer).

In particular, this perennial is well known for its flowers for cutting and showy flowers around the plant enthusiast community.

The Decadence® Cherries Jubilee False Indigo produces some beautiful red, or gold/yellow and red/burgundy flowers around this time of year.

Foliage

The leaves from the Decadence® Cherries Jubilee False Indigo have a beautiful green color during most of the year.

In particular, they have a compound (pinnately, bipinnately, palmately) arrangement with a alternate organization in its leaves.

You can expect the leaves from your Baptisia X ‘Cherries Jubilee’ Plant Patent #23,907; Can. Breeders Rights #5332 to be around (1-3 inches) in size.

Decadence® Cherries Jubilee False Indigo stem

Attracts, Tolerance and Resistance

The Decadence® Cherries Jubilee False Indigo is well known for being able to attract butterflies, so keep that in mind when choosing your plant, as you’ll likely end up finding one or another in your garden.

Additionally, it has a special tolerance for salt, dry soil, rocky soil, clay soil, drought and animals like rabbit, so don’t worry if any of these come along, your Baptisia X ‘Cherries Jubilee’ Plant Patent #23,907; Can. Breeders Rights #5332 will be fine.

Garden

How should you then organize your garden to include your new Decadence® Cherries Jubilee False Indigo? Here are some recommendations by expert gardeners.

Most Baptisia X ‘Cherries Jubilee’ Plant Patent #23,907; Can. Breeders Rights #5332 owners agree that this perennial will look great in most cottage and rustic gardens of all types. 

Other owners consider that they complement well most gardens of informal and cottage, and in prairie and meadow styles. 

In particular, the Decadence® Cherries Jubilee False Indigo’s best location within your garden is in beds and borders, others use it for landscaping in a cutting garden, border, or a woodland garden.

Companion Plants

Decadence® Cherries Jubilee False Indigo’s do well with some other plants beside it. One good companion plant is the Monarda, which will pair up nicely with your leafy friend.

Others consider that a nice Echinacea will work well too, so choose whichever you find works best for you!

Conclusion

So that’s it! These are the main plant care requirements that you need to keep in mind in order to have a healthy Decadence® Cherries Jubilee False Indigo in your garden or home.

Martin Duran

Hey y'all! My name is Martin Duran and I am from Cali, Colombia. Since 2018 I have been learning about plants and how to take care of them. Here's is my journey... “The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.” ― John Muir

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