Baptisia australis

Blue Wild Indigo

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Pot Size: 4"x4"x5.5" pot

Plant Description

A robust clump former, Blue Wild Indigo is long-lived and drought tolerant.

  • The combination of bright green leaves and deep purple/blue is a great addition to your garden.
  • Blue Wild Indigo is an easy to grow perennial flower.
  • These flowers are a great match for a variety of other flowers.

A very showy plant found in open woods and along stream sides, Blue Wild Indigo is a good one for the sunny perennial border or woods edge where soils are not very acidic. Four- to fifteen-inch long spikes of deep blue/purple pea-shaped flowers appear in late spring followed by attractive pods. The plants grow in bushy, branched clumps two to five feet tall and have clover-shaped leaves. This is an easy, low maintenance species especially attractive with Amsonia, Coreopsis, Penstemon, Coneflowers, grasses, and Peonies. It is definitely one of our top ten favorites!


Rain Garden

Showy Berry Fruit

Deer Resistant

Native Plant

Ease of Culture

Easy to grow

Plant Type

Wildflower, Perennial

Light Exposure

Full sun, Mostly sunny,

Half and half

Soil Condition

Clay, Organic,

Average, Sandy

Moisture Tolerance

Moderately moist,

Dry, Moist


full quart


36 or taller



Flower Color

Purple, Blue

Bloom Time

Late spring

Typical Height





3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9