Close up of baptisia australis (false indigo) in quart size containers.
Baptisia australis (false indigo) growing in landscape plug containers.
Baptisia australis (False Indigo) seed pods.

Baptisia australis (False Indigo) Unity Grown

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Baptisia australis, commonly called false blue indigo, is a native perennial wildflower that produces showy blue-purple pea-like flowers on upright stalks above the foliage in the late spring and early summer; flowers are attractive to butterflies and other pollinators. False indigo can grow to three to five feet tall, occasionally spreading to three feet wide, and prefers clay-heavy soils and full sun.

In the late summer, flowers give way to persistent, attractive, dark seed pods which last through the fall and winter, and which attractive as a late food source for birds. Once established, Baptisia australis is drought tolerant and tolerates alkaline soils.

Native to U.S., Native to Maryland, and Straight Species
Mature Plant Height: Medium: 30-48"
Sun (6+ hours)
Soil Moisture: Medium to Dry and Well-drained
Soil Type: Clay and Wide Tolerance
Bloom Time: Spring and Summer
Flower Color: Blue and Purple
Foliage color: Green
Features: Attracts Birds, Attracts Pollinators, Attracts Butterflies, Host Plant for Butterflies or Moths, Winter Interest, and Fall Color
Tolerances: Deer Tolerant, Rabbit Tolerant, Drought Tolerant, and Clay Soil Tolerant
Garden Type: Meadow, Pollinator Garden, Small Space, and Rock Garden

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