Baptisia australis var. aberrans

Indigo, Dwarf Blue Wild

$ 14.95

Item #: 1658
Pot Size: full quart


Plant Description

This is a dwarf, darker purple-blue flowering wild indigo that is rare in the wild in glades and barrens with alkaline soil in Tennessee, Kentucky, Alabama, and South Carolina. It forms 18” tall clumps of much smaller and closely spaced leaves than typical wild indigo and produces flower spikes that extend another 6” above the leaves. It is a little powerhouse of color! Plant this one in your dry, sunny garden where smaller is better. Try it with purple lovegrass, conradina, and eastern bergamot.

 

Characteristics

Rain Garden

Showy Berry Fruit

Deer Resistant

Native Plant

Ease of Culture

Easy to grow

Plant Type

Wildflower, Perennial

 

Light Exposure

Full sun

Soil Condition

Average, Clay, Sandy

Moisture Tolerance

Moderately moist, Dry

Size

full quart

Height

12 to 24

Flower Color

Purple, Blue

Bloom Time

Early summer

Typical Height

18in

Spread

2ft

Zones

4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9