White wild indigo (Baptisia alba)
White wild indigo (Baptisia alba)

White Wild Indigo (Baptisia alba)

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Can be lanky compared to blue wild indigo, but try both in an ornamental grass screen or border.
Item #: BAALBs
Binomial Baptisia alba

White wild indigo is a little lankier than blue wild indigo; however, they can be used interchangeably. Try them in a native, ornamental grass screen or border where the white flowers will stand out above the foliage.

Uses: Bees, butterflies
Bloom time: June & July

Height: 2 to 4 feet
Space: 2 to 4 feet

Sun: Full sun
Moisture: Average

Seed is easy to germinate. Scarify it with sandpaper before sowing, and it should germinate within a week or two. You can also soak the seed in warm water overnight to start the process. Otherwise, sow it outdoors between November and January for good results.

The following seeding rates should deposit about 10 seeds per square foot.
  • Seeds per ounce:  1,700
  • 1 ounce per 170 square feet
  • 16 pounds per acre

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