False Blue 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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Type
Perennial

Flower
Blue

Foliage
Blue, Green

Season
Blooms in Spring

Season
Blooms in Summer

Light
Sun

Description

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.


Plant Characteristics

Performance

  • 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 Foilage/Stems

Functionality

  • 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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