Blue False Indigo

Baptisia australis (Blue False Indigo)

This North American prairie native is long lived but slow growing, so it can take up to 3 years to bloom. It is an easy to care for plant which tolerates both clay and sandy soils. Blue False Indigo is excellent for cut flowers and attracting butterflies.

Form: Spiky architectural vase shaped: 3-4 feet high, 1½ -3 feet wide

Exposure: Full sun

Color: Striking pea-like purple flower stalks, blue-green foliage

Bloom Time:
June – July

Drought tolerant, suitable for xeriscaping, deer resistant (Note: Parts of the plant are poisonous if ingested!) Average Water Needs, water regularly but do not over water.

USDA Hardiness Zone:
3A – 10B