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Great Native Plant: Baptisia

05/22/2013 03:32pm ET | Updated July 22, 2013

You want a shrub in that dry corner, but no shrub will work. You want something that looks different. You want superlow maintenance. I've got just the right perennial for you: Baptisia is a quick-growing, uniquely blooming wildflower native to areas from the U.S. Central Plains to the East Coast. It does the work of a shrub but usually requires less water.