Baptisia Australis

False Indigo, Wild Indigo
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2010 PPA Plant of the Year
Mounds of clover-like blue green foliage is the base for the blue-lavender, lupine-like flowers in early summer. Baptisia Australis has dark seed pods formed in fall that are a good counterpoint in cut flower arrangements. A carefree plant.

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Code BAAU
Patent
Plant Type Perennials
Species
Height Tall 3'
Spacing Plant 4' apart
Bloom Time Late Spring to Early Summer
Sun / Shade Full Sun to Mostly Sunny
Zones
3-9
Soil Type Normal, Acidic, Sandy
Water Needs Low
Sold In Plantable Pots

Special Features

  • Beneficial for Pollinators
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Deer Resistant
  • Winter Interest

Planting Sites

  • Humidity Tolerant
  • Seaside/Salt Tolerant

Baptisia General Information

A very permanent and arresting perennial with a vase shape, 3-4' tall. Blue/green foliage on silver stems is topped by soft lupine-like flowers from late spring into summer. The black seedpods can be left on for additional ornamental effect or used in dried arrangements. Extremely long lived, so pick a good spot! Idaho has restricted all potted plant material from being shipped into Idaho at this time.

Baptisia Plant Care

Long-lived and typically trouble-free, Baptisia will reach shrub-like proportions at maturity. Baptisia may need 2-3 years of maturity before producing significant flowering but so worth the wait! Good in poor soils. Dislikes being moved when mature. Late fall or spring cleanup may be preferred. Cut to 4-6" when foliage blackens with the cold.