Baptisia australis
False Indigo
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This perennial is a spectacular specimen in the garden and is outstanding as a mass planting. When not in bloom, its thick bushy blue-green foliage is cool and pleasing to the eye, then in May and June, it will become covered with blue pea-like flowers, eventually forming seed pods that are used in dried arrangements. It has a large taproot which makes it drought tolerant but also makes it more difficult to move. 3-5' plant with blue flowers on racemes 12" long.

Hardy in zones 3 to 9.


Blooms with blue flowers.

Sun Moist Conditions Attracts Butterflies
Part Sun Average Conditions Cut Flower
Shade Dry Conditions Ground Cover