Baptisia Blue Indigo

Baptisia Blue Indigo

 Baptisia australis 

 Blue Indigo 

 Plant Type: Perennials

a member of the Legume family with strong sturdy stems and small blue-green leaves, long tapering spikes of indigo-blue pea-shaped  flowers offer wonderful early summer color, long green peapods turn black in fall and winter for added interest, a slower grower but  once establised is worth it

Height: 3-4 Feet

Hardiness Zone: 3-9

 

 

 

Baptisia 

Common Name: Blue Indigo

Large native shrub-like perennial that is very long-lived and drought resistant. Prefers full sun and well-drained soil. Blooms late spring to early summer and attracts butterflies.

 

Characteristics & Attributes

 

Exposure

• Sun Tolerant

• Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade

 

Nature Attraction

• Attracts Butterflies

 

Critter Resistance

• Deer Resistant

 

Attributes

• Good Cut Flower / Foliage

• Drought Tolerant

 

Season of Interest (Flowering)

• Late Spring / Early Summer