Baptisia australis

Indigo, Blue Wild

$ 12.95

Item #: 1034
Pot Size: full quart


Plant Description

A very showy plant of open woods and streamsides, Blue Wild Indigo is a good one for the sunny perennial border or wood's 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. Plants grow in bushy, branched clumps 2 to 5 feet tall and have clover-shaped leaves. This is an easy, low maintenance species especially attractive with Amsonia, Coreopsis, Penstemon, Coneflowers, grasses, and Peonies.

 

Characteristics

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

Size

full quart

Height

36 or taller

 

 

Flower Color

Purple, Blue

Bloom Time

Late spring

Typical Height

36in

Spread

36in

Zones

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