Exposure
Sun
Part sun
Soil Moisture Needs
Average
Growth Rate in the Garden
Slow
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Nature Attraction
Butterflies
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Summer
Fall
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Spring
Bloom Color
Blue
Attributes
Good Cut Flowers
East Coast Native
Water Requirements
Prefers well-drained soil
Riverbend Nursery (M.S.)

Baptisia australis

Blue False Indigo

Native prairie plant which produces long spikes of indigo-blue flowers, followed by ornamental chalky black seedpods, blue-green foliage, blooms mid to late spring.

Attracts butterflies
Deer Resistant

Height:

36-48 Inches

Spacing:

24" (61 cm)

Additional:

Water weekly during dry spells.

Hardiness Zone:

3-9

Bloom Time:

Blooms mid to late spring

Bloom Color:

Indigo-blue.

Baptisia (bap-tiz'-i-ah)

Family: Fabaceae · Common Name: False Indigo

Beautiful spires of pealike flowers in shades of blue and white appear in May to June, followed by attractive seedpods. An outstanding foliage plant. Requires a season or two to establish, but very long-lived.

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