Baptista australis
[False Indigo]

Size (ships bareroot) - Gallon

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36 - 48 in. Sun Spring Blue 4 - 8

Pea-like flowers are followed by long, green seed pods which turn black and are present from fall to winter. There are many  applications in the landscape including meadows, near the back of borders or an accent plant. Native to the Eastern United States these plants can be found in open fields or in large wooded areas and were found to be a useful plant to the Native Americans who resided here years ago.


Baptisia grows best in full sun, though it tolerates light shade. If grown in too much shade, plants may require staking. Baptisia is easily grown in poor to average soil that is well-drained. Once established, it is moderately drought tolerant because of its tough, deep taproot. Slow to get started but form a very long lasting clump. Does not like to be disturbed. Emerges late in the spring.

Other Attributes:
Pollinator Friendly Deer Resistant
Good cut flower Dries well
Attracts butterflies Long season interest

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