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Baptisia australis

Blue Indigo

  • »  Native
  • »  Easy to grow
  • »  Deep green foliage
  • »  Large, beefy bush
  • »  Large indigo flowers
  • »  Long-lasting color
  • »  Drought tolerant

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Stately and stunning are two words that accurately sum up this American Beauties native that is long lived and easy to grow. While a perennial that dies back to the ground each year, Baptisia looks like a shrub once it emerges from the soil with multiple, tall, upright, almost woody stems creating a big, beefy bush with deep green pea-like foliage. By mid-May, the top of each stem sports a string of buds that open by late month revealing deep, indigo blue, hooded, pea-like flowers that may stretch 6-8" high. The color is stunning against the foliage backdrop and the flowers are long lasting, staying in color well into June. Baptisia is easy to grow in any sunny, well-drained soil. It is drought tolerant and has an extensive root system which makes it difficult to move once established so find it a permanent home and enjoy the color!

Long Blooming
Foliage Color
Maintenance and Care
Drought Tolerant
Flower Color
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Late Spring
Early Summer
Summer Bloomer
Full Sun
Partial Sun
Growing & Maintenance Tips for Baptisia australis

Grows best in full sun, though it tolerates light shade. Water regularly the first season, but drought tolerant once established.