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Baptisia australis

Blue Wild Indigo


A robust, bushy perennial with blue-purple pea-like flowers. Of special value to native bumble bees. Turns silvery-grey in fall. 3 to 6 feet tall. Flowers April through July. Prefers moist, well-drained soils and sun.

Plant Overview:

Other Common Names:Blue False Indigo
Plant Family:Fabaceae
Plant Type:Herbaceous
Plant Duration:Perennial
Attracts Pollinators and Wildlife:Bees
Bloom Time:April through July
Fruit Timing:Late summer
Global and State Rank:G5, SNR
Commercially available landscape plant?Yes
Soil Characteristics:
Soil Type:Clay
Soil Moisture:Moist
Soil pH:Acidic, Slightly Acidic, Neutral, Slightly Alkaline
Light Needs:
Opitmal Light:Sun
Light Range:Sun
Water Needs of Plant:
Soil Moisture:Moist

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