Baptisia Plants
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Baptisia shrubs not blooming

Zone Sidney, AR 72577 | peggy524 added on July 24, 2015 | Answered

Three years ago I planted two Baptisia australis shrubs and they have yet to bloom. They get at least 8 hrs. of sun daily. Bushes are in excellent condition. Could you give me any information as to why they have not bloomed? They are at least 4 ft. tall and wide.

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on July 26, 2015

It does take at least 3 years for the plants to become established and start to bloom.
Since your plants are just reaching that age I would be patient.
You could also add some Phosphorous to boost flower production. Bone Meal is a good way to do so, but I would recommend waiting until early spring to fertilize.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/baptisia/growing-baptisia-plants.htm

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