Blue False Indigo

Baptisia australis

Blue False Indigo is a large bush-like perennial, with dense clusters of deep blue flowers on long upright spikes. In its first few years this long-lived plant develops mostly below ground. After the first two seasons the blooms are increasingly showy as the …

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SKU
31520-03 / 11520
Plants 3" Pots
1-4 $5.99 ea.
5-10 $4.99 ea.
11-31 $3.99 ea.
32+ $2.99 ea.
Seeds 1,600 seeds/oz
1/4 Oz $8.00
1/2 Oz $12.00
Oz $20.00
Lb $300.00
Cultural Details
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil Moisture Medium
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial
Height 3' - 5'
Bloom Color Purple, Blue
Bloom Time June, July
Spacing 2' - 3'
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Root Type Taproot
Benefits Pollinators, Hummingbirds, Host Plant, Deer Resistant
Seeds per Oz 1600
Propagation Treatment Dry Stratification, Rhizobium, Scarification
Direct Sowing Time Fall

Blue False Indigo (Baptisia australis) is a large bush-like perennial, with dense clusters of deep blue flowers on long upright spikes. In its first few years this long-lived plant develops mostly below ground. After the first two seasons the blooms are increasingly showy as the plant matures. Attractive bluish-green foliage provides a good backdrop to other flowering plants. An excellent specimen plant for formal designs, Baptisia australis is beautiful in naturalized settings, as well. Because of its wide, branching form, generous spacing is advisable. The tough rootstock can be divided in fall or spring when the plant is dormant.