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Decadence® 'Lemon Meringue' False Indigo (Baptisia)

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Decadence®' Lemon Meringue' false indigo from Proven Winners is simply sweet, just like the dessert it's named after! This native perennial features densely packed lemony yellow flowers along sturdy stems in a compact habit, perfect for laying with other perennials in the garden. Bees and butterflies love this false indigo's sweet nectar, but deer and rabbits avoid it. Come autumn, the flowers fall, leaving behind ornamental seedpods and grey-black stems.

Vital details:

Size: 3' tall x 3' wide

Light: Full sun (6+ hrs/day), part sun (4-6 hrs/day)

Water: Average water needs, drought-tolerant once established.

Hardiness: USDA zone 4-9 (Find your hardiness zone)

Pollinator value: Attracts butterflies, bees, and other pollinators.

Notable features: Native, Proven Winners, deer-resistant, drought-tolerant, heat-tolerant.

Plant name: Baptisia 'Lemon Meringue' PP 24,280
Decandence Lemon Meringue False Indigo with lemon yellow blooms in the garden.
Decandence Lemon Meringue False Indigo with irresistible blooms that attracts pollinators.


Care & Planting Guide

After your plants have arrived:

The plants in this box have just spent a lot of time being jostled around in the dark and must be unboxed right away. Unpack the entire box, removing packaging material and plants. Remove any plastic covering the pot and/or soil surface and check if the soil is dry. Water anything that is dry or looks wilted. Any plants that have come unpotted during shipping can be replaced in their pots and their roots covered with soil.

Place plants in a cool, shaded spot out of direct sunlight for 24- 48 hours after unpacking them. This allows them a recovery and acclimation period before planting. If you must hold them longer, place them out of direct sunlight, wind, heat, and cold. Check daily for watering.

Our Guarantee

Our Guarantee

No Risk 60 Day Guarantee

We guarantee that you will be satisfied with your purchase and that your plants will arrive healthy, free of pests and diseases, and true to name.  If for any reason you are dissatisfied, notify us within 60 days of receipt of your order and we will refund you.

Fall Guarantee

Notify us within 7 days if you have a concern about orders shipped in autumn so we can make a note of it.  Warranty on such plants is extended to May 31 of the following year.  Our fall guarantee does not cover plants that are not hardy (i.e., able to survive winter) in your area, so please verify your USDA hardiness zone before purchasing. If you have questions about whether a plant can survive winter in your area, please call us before purchasing.

Our Larger Root Systems

We ship jumbo size plants with hefty root systems that outperform smaller plants obtained from other mail order nurseries.


We take great pride in our packaging.  Please contact us immediately if any of your boxes arrive damaged, or if you find any shortages or inconsistencies in the order. Please note: multiple boxes shipped by Fed Ex might not always arrive the same day. For more information, please see our shipping page.

Dormant Plants

Any plant shipped dormant in the spring is guaranteed to break dormancy even if it takes more than one month.  Call us directly if you have any concerns.


Photos of the plant(s) will be required so that we may provide the best assistance possible.


A plant refund is based on the plant cost less discounts and shipping charges.  Allow up to 2 weeks for processing.  We reserve the right to request a return of an item. Click here to request a refund.

Product Care

After 60 days, we cannot be responsible for product that is in your care.  This includes overwintering, animals, insects, diseases, poor planting, plants beyond their hardiness zone, drought, flooding, etc.  Our expert staff is here to assist you with any problem you may be experiencing.  Our goal is that you are successful with our product.

Our Record

Our parent company,, has successfully shipped high quality plants for more than ten years.  We take the same pride in the quality of plants sold here at

USDA Hardiness Zones

USDA Hardiness Zones Map


The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has devised a system to provide gardeners with a basic guide to plant hardiness – how much winter cold a plant can withstand. The Hardiness Zone Map system divides the United States and Canada into numbered zones based on lowest average winter temperature. Even within a zone, different micro-climates exist, such as large urban areas which may be warmer or land situated at different elevations.


The Hardiness Zone Map is a valuable tool but it is not foolproof. There are a variety of factors that can influence the hardiness of a given plant in a garden. These factors include: soil type, drainage, snow cover, exposure to wind, winter, rainfall (or lack of), as well as fluctuations in temperature.


When you are on a plant page, scroll down until you see the bold "Hardiness" text.

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How to Contact Us: 
General Customer Service & Phone Orders:
Phone: 1-877-447-4769 (Monday-Friday 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM EST).
Mail:, 12601 120th Avenue, Grand Haven, MI 49417

Shipping costs

We try to keep shipping rates as low as possible to offer you the best value. Unlike other companies, with us, when you buy more, you save more on shipping! Our standard rates are:

 Order Value:

Shipping Cost:

$0.01 – $39.99


$40.00 – $59.99 


$60.00 – $99.99


$100.00+ FREE


Don't worry: our discount rates don't mean we cut corners on shipping. Our professional shipping staff packs each order - each plant! - with the care they'd take in their own gardens. Your plants will arrive in good, healthy condition, ready for you and your visiting pollinators to enjoy. 

Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Two False Indigos

Planted them late and no real growth to date. Had our first frosts and they are hanging in there. Hopefully, will see substantial growth next spring.

Second season, blooming now

I wasn’t sure about this plant, but it survived and is now blooming!

Kathleen H.
Praying it makes it!

So far still looking alive, but not very strong looking with winter coming on. I'll let you know in the spring.

Hello! Thank you for leaving a review. Just a reminder, all plants delivered after September 1 are covered under our warranty until May 2023. You can learn more about our guarantee here:

Susan R.
Roasted on arrival - Hummingbird mint

I’ve already sent photos but haven’t received any replacement or refund. Will not buy again.

Hello! I was able to pull up your conversation with our customer service team. The plants in your photos were healthy, just needed some water to recover from shipping. You were instructed to water them and put them in a shady area for a few days and then plant them. We haven't heard an update. Did they not survive? If not, please send updated pictures to If your plants did not bounce back we'd be more than happy to refund or replace your order. Happy Gardening!

Leslie B.
Uh-oh! Im worried.

This plant doesn’t look like it’s going to survive. All the leaves have fallen off. Weve had mild weather and plenty of rain. Should we try a replacement? I was really looking forward to having this one.

Hello! We're sorry to hear that you're having some trouble with your false indigo. Our customer support team would be happy to take a look and provide any guidance.

Please email photos to to, making sure to put your order number and name in the subject line so that we may provide the best assistance possible. Rest assured, we do have a 60-day guarantee on all of our plants. If you received your plants within that timeframe, we will be happy to apply your warranty once we receive the pictures. Happy Gardening!