Baptisia australis (Blue Wild Indigo)

POTTED PLANT

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SKU:
BAAUS-QU
MAXIMUM HEIGHT:
3 feet
FLOWER COLOR:
Blue
BLOOM PERIOD:
1 Spring
SUNLIGHT PREFERENCE:
Full sun to light shade
MOISTURE:
Dry, average
FORMAL LANDSCAPING:
4-Star
DEER RESISTANT:
Yes

Attractive and different because of its smooth grayish-white stems and rounded leaflets. Blue flowers tower above the foliage. Looks good by itself as a specimen or in the background behind other species.

Blue wild indigo is a long-lived perennial; there is a 30-year-old plant growing in a sunny lawn in central Missouri that gets about 3 feet tall and 3 feet in diameter with many flowers each year.

Uses: butterflies, bees, drought resistant
Bloom time: May & June

Height: 2 to 3 feet
Space: 2 to 3 feet

Sun: Full sun
Moisture: Dry to average

Seed is fairly 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.

  • 200 seeds per packet
  • 1,500 seeds per ounce
  • 1 ounce per 100 square feet

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