Blue False Indigo – Native

General Information

Lavender-blue, sweet pea like flowers of the Blue False Indigo hang from softly colored racemes.  These delightful blooms sway above a compact mound of blue-green foliage.  The foliage remains attractive throughout the growing season.  This is a great, dependable plant to add color and texture to your garden or landscape.  Large, brown, papery seed pods emerge after the blooms die off.  These pods add great visual appeal to your garden as well as unique sound effects with the rattle of the dry pods.  The nearly 2′ tall blooms will make a great addition to your cut flower arrangements.  Use the dried pods for unique appeal in your dried flower bouquets. 2010 Perennial Plant of the Year.

Additional Information

Baptisia australis will grow in Full to Part Sun. It will grow 24 to 36 inches tall with a spread of 3 to 4 feet.  Plant in zones 3 to 9. Attracts butterflies.

Care & Shipping Notes

Easy to grow in average, well drained soil.  Tolerant of most soil types.  Drought tolerant.  No serious insect or disease problems.  No deadheading needed.  NOT AVAILABLE FOR SALE IN THESE US STATES AND TERRITORIES: AK, HI, GM, PR, VI. Also, WE NO LONGER SHIP TO CALIFORNIA due to Department of Ag restrictions on live plants.



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Mature Width 3 to 4 Feet
Mature Height 2 to 3 Feet
Light Full Sun to Part Shade
Planting Zone 3 to 9

Planting Zone Map

US Planting Zones


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