White False Indigo

Baptisia alba

White False Indigo is a marvel among prairie plants. Its growth cycle begins in spring when a slender purple stem emerges from the ground. By late June it has transformed into a beautiful, five foot flowering perennial. Architectural spikes …

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SKU
31550-03 / 11550
Plants 3" Pots
1-4 $6.99 ea.
5-10 $5.99 ea.
11-31 $4.99 ea.
32+ $3.99 ea.
Seeds 1,600 seeds/oz
1/4 Oz $10.00
1/2 Oz $15.00
Oz $25.00
Lb $375.00
Cultural Details
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil Moisture Medium, Moist
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial
Height 3' - 5'
Bloom Color White
Bloom Time June, July
Spacing 3'
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Root Type Taproot
Benefits Pollinators, Host Plant, Deer Resistant
Seeds per Oz 1600
Propagation Treatment Moist Stratification, Rhizobium, Scarification
Days to Moist Stratify 30 days
Direct Sowing Time Fall

White False Indigo (Baptisia alba) is a marvel among prairie plants. Its growth cycle begins in spring when a slender purple stem emerges from the ground. By late June it has transformed into a beautiful, five foot flowering perennial. Architectural spikes bearing columns of white blooms arise from a base of gray-blue foliage - all elevated on sturdy forked stems.

Individual plants are very long-lived, but young transplants can take up to four years of development before they are full grown and producing flowers. The plant has a deep taproot and does not respond well to being moved, so site them carefully. Mature plants can be quite large, with a leafy growth diameter up to four feet wide. Bumblebees are frequent visitors, and this Baptisia is a larval host plant for several species of butterflies and moths, as well.

Botanical Synonyms
Baptisia lactea