• Baptisia australis (0708)
  • Baptisia australis (0703)

Blue False Indigo

Long lived perennial that's easy to grow

Botanical Name:

Baptisia australis

Habit: Clumping

Height: 3-4'

Spread: 3-4'

Hardiness Zone: 3-8

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Blue, Green

Blooms in Spring

Blooms in Summer



Stately and stunning, this native is long lived and easy to grow. It's a perennial that dies back to the ground each year but looks like a shrub once it emerges from the soil with multiple, tall, upright stems and deep green pea-like foliage. By late spring, the top of each stem sports a string of buds that open revealing deep, indigo blue, pea-like flowers that may stretch 6-8" high. Baptisia is easy to grow in any sunny, well-drained soil. This drought tolerant plant was the 2010 Perennial Plant of the Year.


Certified in 2018

Plant Characteristics


  • Great Garden Performance
  • Reliable Consumer Success
  • Easy to Grow
  • Low Maintenance
  • Multi-Season Interest
  • Improvement Over Existing Selections
  • Long Blooming

Special Features

  • Cool & Unique
  • Disease Resistant
  • Pest / Insect Resistant
  • Heat Tolerant
  • Cold Tolerant
  • Salt Tolerant
  • Fragrant Blooms
  • Cut / Dried Flowers
  • Cut Foliage/Stems


  • Small, Urban Yards
  • Kid & Pet Friendly
  • Great in Containers
  • Edible Garden
  • Privacy Screening
  • Erosion Control
  • Wet Areas
  • Climbing

Wildlife & Environment

  • Attracts Pollinators
  • Attracts Butterflies / Hummingbirds
  • Deer Resistant
  • Non-Invasive
  • Low Water Usage / Drought Tolerant
  • Native / Nativar

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Zipcode 29201
Zone 8
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