False Indigo Blue

Baptisia australis

False Indigo Blue
False Indigo Blue False Indigo Blue False Indigo Blue False Indigo Blue

A distinctive perennial with showy indigo-blue flowers carried on tapering spikes up to 1 ft. long. They are held just above the dense, bushy mounds of soft blue-green foliage. The blooms appear from mid to late spring, followed by 2-3 in. long, black seed pods which remain attractive well into winter. They can be dried for use in arrangements.

Growing & Maintenance Tips:

Baptisia grows best in full sun, though it tolerates light shade. If grown in too much shade, plants may require staking. Baptisia is easily grown in poor to average soil that is well-drained. Once established, it is moderately drought tolerant because of its tough, deep taproot. This perennial native may take a couple of seasons to become established, but is very long-lived once mature. Avoid disturbing established clumps.

Flower Color

Indigo

Foliage Color

Blue-green

Plant Spread

3-4 ft.

Plant Height

3-4 ft.

Hardness Zone

3-9

Good Companions

Foxglove-Common (Digitalis purpurea), Geranium-Hardy (Geranium ), Lady's Mantle (Alchemilla mollis), Lupine (Lupinus ), Peony-Garden (Paeonia ), Salvia-Perennial (Salvia nemorosa), Sundrop-Ozark (Oenothera missouriensis)

Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes

Cut flower
Dried flower
Border
Specimen
Meadow

Bloom Time

Mid to late spring

Critter Resistance

Deer resistant

Exposure

Full sun to part shade

Growth Rate

Slow

Seasonal Interests

Upcoming Sales & Events

Join Our E-Newsletter

Sign up for Our Email Newsletter
Be informed of exclusive sales, discounts, promotions, and educational workshops and seminars. Plus, receive select discounts ONLY eligible to email recipients.
It's FREE! It's SAFE! ...and you can unsubscribe at anytime.
Email:

Join Our Text Club!

Join Our Text Club!

Gift Cards

Gift Cards

For your convenience, you can purchase K&K Garden Gift Cards online!

Cards arrive in a garden decor' gift box, and are ready to be gifted. Our Gift Cards can be purchased for any amount, arrive within 2-3 days of purchase, and never expire.  K&K Gift Cards are always appreciated by the special person in your life!

We pay you to shop with us!

We pay you to shop with us!

Get paid for shopping at K&K Gardens!  For every $50.00 you spend, receive $5 in K&K Greenbacks.

This incredible loyalty program is simple.  We keep track of your purchases during April through August.  This total is divided by $50, and we pay you $5 for every $50 you spent in the form of K&K Greenbacks.

K&K Greenbacks will be sent to you the first week in September.  They can only be redeemed during the month of September, 2017.

Greenbacks CAN be used in addition, or with advertised sales, discounts, or promotions; allowing you an even greater discount on your total purchase.