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Wild Blue Indigo - Baptisia australis 


- Pea-shaped blue flowers resemble lupine

- Blooms in early summer, May - June, ranging from white to deep indigo

- Forms deep tap roots, making it drought tolerant once established

- Host plant of hoary edged and elfin winged butterfly, and black-spotted prominent moth


Baptisia australis or Wild Blue/Blue False Indigo is an upright perennial that is typically found in well-drained soils of dry to medium moisture content. Plant in full sun where it may reach 3 to 4’ in height. Flowers occur during the Spring months, with blue-purple lupine like flower clusters up to 12” long. This is an effective ornamental in a naturalized setting or plant in mass for a real eye catcher.

Wild Blue Indigo - Baptisia australis

  • Zone: 3-9

    Spread: 3-4 ft.

    Height: 3-4 ft.

    Sun: Full sun to partial shade

    Water: Dry to average

    Attracts: Butterflies, Birds


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