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Plant Characteristics

Plant Type
  • Evergreen Perennial
Northern States Exposure
  • Full Sun
  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
Growth Rate
  • Medium
Flower Color
  • Light Blue
Soil Moisture Needs
  • Low Water Use
  • Well Drained
  • Moist
  • Average
Nature Attraction
  • Attracts Butterflies
Seasons of Interest
  • Summer
  • Late Spring / Early Summer
  • Late Summer / Early Fall
Best Usages
  • Mass Planting
  • Landscape Specimen
  • Near Water Gardens or Ponds
  • Rock Gardens
Best Characteristics
  • Flower
  • Foliage
  • Fruit / Seed

Homeowner Growing & Maintenance

Baptisia is easy to grow, and adapts to most conditions. Feed once a year with a slow release fertilizer. To give your plant the best start possible, we include a free fertilizer packet.

Interesting Notes

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Baptisia australis

Buy Blue False Indigo online. Upright shrub like plant produces massive racemes of indigo blue flowers late spring thru fall. Attractive 2"-3" seed pods are used in dried flower arrangements. Prefers moist well drained soil, but will also tolerate much drier conditions quite well. No perennial garden should be without this plant2010 PERENNIAL PLANT OF THE YEAR
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Mature Height:

24 Inches

Mature Spread:

36 Inches

Hardiness Zone:


What's My Hardiness Zone?

Family: Fabaceae · Common Name: Wild Indigo / False Indigo

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  • Pre-measured amount of Polyon® Best-Paks time release fertilizer keeps your plant well nourished for one year.
  • Pre-hydrated Hydro-Gels are included to use when planting; Hydro-Gels help retain soil moisture, and plants establish more quickly with less transplant shock. Plants will survive drought conditions and accidental missed waterings better.
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Smart Pot 1 gallon

SKU: 8868

(1.87 gallons / 7.09 liters)
(19 units available now - S)

Standard Package Grown in Smart Pot.


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Customer Testimonials

These plants are by FAR, the healthiest, most advanced plants I've purchased on line and in some cases, from local nurseries. Beautifully shipped, very mature.

July 2014

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