Baptisia australis ~ Blue False Indigo
Baptisia australis ~ Blue False Indigo
Baptisia australis ~ Blue False Indigo
Baptisia australis ~ Blue False Indigo-ServeScape
Baptisia australis ~ Blue False Indigo-ServeScape
Baptisia australis ~ Blue False Indigo-ServeScape

Baptisia australis

Blue False Indigo

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**Dormancy Note - This plant is currently dormant for the winter! It is available for purchase! Your delivered plant may be dormant, or showing very little top growth. However, you can still plant! These plants are putting all their energy into root production, so they will be ready to thrive in the spring! If you have any issues with your plant the following peak season, you can fill out our return request form to request a replacement plant.

Blue False Indigo is an upright perennial native with small blue-purple flowers that cover the foot-long raceme that extends above the mound of clover-like blue-green foliage in spring.  The blooms give way to large seedpods that blacken when ripe, providing ornamental interest.  Flowers best in full sun with acidic well-drained soils.  Drought tolerant once established.

Baptisias are excellent host plants that support several different butterfly species, including Frosted Elfin, Eastern Tailed Blue, Wild Indigo Duskywing, Clouded Sulfur, and Orange Sulfur Butterflies.  The foliage is mildly toxic to mammals if ingested.

Type: 

Perennial

Height: 

3’ - 4’

Spread: 

3’ - 4’

Spacing: 

3’

USDA Hardiness Zone: 

3 - 9 

Culture: 

Full SunPart Sun

Bloom Color: 

Purple

Season of Interest: 

Spring

MAINTENANCE NEEDS: Low maintenance plant.  Gains a more shrub-like appearance after established if not pruned. Plants may grow taller in shade, which may require staking.  If need to trim back do so after bloom.  

LANDSCAPE USES:  Accents or Group Plantings, BordersWoodland GardensWildlife GardensNaturalized AreasNative Gardens, Foundation Plantings, and Containers.

COMPANION PLANTS: Purple ConeflowerAutumn GoldenrodButterfly Weed

IMAGES: Jean-Pol GRANDMONT0 Baptisia australis (Y)CC BY-SA 3.0, (2) Photo by Tim WatersBaptisia australis (Leguminosae)

*As plants have ranges in appearance they may not appear as the images shown.

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