Baptisia australis
(blue false indigo)
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Category: Herbaceous Plants

Photo Credits: Steven N. Rodie

Additional Species:

Baptisia australis var. minor, smaller in all its parts to a height and spread of 24 to 36 inches

Height: 36 – 48 inches


Spread:  48 inches


Location: Bottom, Sides, Top of Berm


Native Status: NE


Comments & Cautions:
effective in naturalized settings; extremely deep fleshy taproot makes relocation difficult; slow to establish


Recommended For:

  • Bioretention and Rain Gardens

This plant prefers that the level of moisture in your soil be: Moist or Average or Dry

This plant prefers Loam or Clay soil.

This plant DOES have a salt tolerance.


Bloom and Interest Season:

Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
June
July
Aug
Sept
Oct
Nov
Dec

Plant Form

woody base; bushy and upright to rounded

Foliage

compound leaves, blue-green to green changing to silver-dark gray in late fall and persisting through winter; medium texture

Flowers

indigo blue, pea-like on terminal spikes, May-June; followed by showy persistent gray-black seed pods

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