Baptisia australis

Blue Wild Indigo


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  • Upright, shrub like growth habit with small blue-purple pea- like flowers in May-July
  • Natural habitat: dry to moist open woods, river banks and sandy floodplains
  • Special value to bumble bees and other native bees
  • 2010 PPA PERENNIAL PLANT OF THE YEAR

Height: 36-48 in

Zone: 3-8
Color: Blue- Purple


Characteristics & Attributes


Attracts Wildlife:

  • Attracts Pollinators
  • Attracts Butterflies

Attributes:

  • Drought Tolerant
  • Heat Tolerant
  • Specimen
  • Summer Bloomer
  • Native
  • Great Foliage
  • Tolerates Clay Soil
  • Erosion control
  • Disease Resistant
  • Cut Flower/Foliage
  • Low Maintenance
  • Naturalizing

Critter Resistance:

  • Rabbit Resistant
  • Deer Resistant

Exposure:

  • Full Sun
  • Sun/ pt.shade

Foliage Color:

  • Grey- Green

Habit:

  • Clump forming

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Summer

Soil Moisture:

  • Well drained soil
  • Moist, Well-Drained
  • Dry Soil
  • Average Water

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