Baptisia australis

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Blue Wild Indigo, False Indigo

USDA Hardiness Zone 3-9

A stately indigo blue shrubby perennial that is suitable for the back of a border, hedge, or as an accent plant. Black seed pods add late season interest.

Height

36-48 Inches

Spread

36-48 Inches

Color

Blue/Purple

Bloom Time

May-June

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Once established, Baptisia is very drought resistant. Performs best in rich soil with regular watering.

When to Divide

late fall to early spring, prefers not to be disturbed

Good Companions

Blackberry Lily (Belamcanda chinensis), False Sunflower (Heliopsis helianthoides), Siberian Iris (Iris sibirica), Maiden Grass (Miscanthus sinensis), Coneflower (Echinacea )

Characteristics & Attributes

Attracts Wildlife
Butterflies
Attributes & Uses
Cut Flowers
Crafts
Dried Flowers
Exposure
Full Sun
Partial Shade
Foliage Color
Gray-Green
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Spring
Summer
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Summer
Spring
Soil Moisture Preference
Moist
Very Adaptable
Organic
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