Blue False Indigo




Baptisia australis

Zone: 2
Exposure: Full Sun
Mature Size: 3-4′ H x 3′ W
Flower Colour: Deep Blue
Flowering Time: Late Spring, Early Summer
Growth Rate: Slow

Description: A native North American wildflower, False Indigo is an excellent choice for sunny gardens all over the continent. Plants form a tall, bushy clump of grey-green foliage, with long spikes of pea-like flowers, in shades of violet-blue. A good substitute for Lupines, in areas where they are difficult to grow. Makes an excellent cut flower, also attractive to butterflies. Drought tolerant, once established. Plants may be increased by dividing in spring, every 4 to 5 years, or by moving any seedlings that may appear, while they are still small.

Ornamental Features: Accent: Good Texture/Form, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Border, Containers, Cut Flower

Landscape Features: Deer Resistant, Dried Flower, Drought Tolerant, Rabbit Resistant, Massed, Poisonous/Toxic, Specimen, Wild Flower

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