False Indigo (Baptisia). Drought tolerant prairie plant, deep taproot, blooms late spring, 2-4 ft tall, perennial, z3-8

False Indigo (Baptisia). Drought tolerant prairie plant, deep taproot, blooms late spring, 2-4 ft tall, perennial, z3-8

This smoky-purple Baptisia makes a strong statement in a perennial bed, hedge or as a speciman planting.

This smoky-purple Baptisia makes a strong statement in a perennial bed, hedge or as a speciman planting.

False Indigo Type: Perennials Height: Tall 3' (Plant 3' apart) Bloom Time: Early Summer to Summer  Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Mostly Sunny  Zones: 3-9   Find Your Zone Soil Condition: Normal, Acidic, Sandy  Flower Color / Accent: Blue / Blue

Baptisia Australis (False Indigo, Wild Indigo)

False Indigo Type: Perennials Height: Tall 3' (Plant 3' apart) Bloom Time: Early Summer to Summer Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Mostly Sunny Zones: 3-9 Find Your Zone Soil Condition: Normal, Acidic, Sandy Flower Color / Accent: Blue / Blue

False Indigo (Baptisia australis) is a big perennial that's tough as nails, false indigo kicks off summer with spires of pure blue (cultivars come in a variety of other colors). Its rounded form makes a great contrast to the verticality of prairie grasses. False indigo develops deep taproots, so site it in a spot for the long term. It self-seeds modestly, and it's safe to move seedlings when small. Grows up to 4 feet high and wide in Zones 3 to 9.

10 Plants That Self-Seed for Prairie-Style Gardens

False Indigo (Baptisia australis) is a big perennial that's tough as nails, false indigo kicks off summer with spires of pure blue (cultivars come in a variety of other colors). Its rounded form makes a great contrast to the verticality of prairie grasses. False indigo develops deep taproots, so site it in a spot for the long term. It self-seeds modestly, and it's safe to move seedlings when small. Grows up to 4 feet high and wide in Zones 3 to 9.

BAPTISIA:The One Native Perennial Everyone Should Plant. Hardy in zones 4 - 8 | Midwest Living:

BAPTISIA:The One Native Perennial Everyone Should Plant. Hardy in zones 4 - 8 | Midwest Living:

Blue False Indigo (Baptisia Australis) - Native to the United States, False Indigo grows well from flower seeds, and historically the plants used to be in demand for the dye that was made from the blu

Indigo Wild Blue Flower Seeds (Baptisia Australis) 30+Seeds

Blue False Indigo (Baptisia Australis) - Native to the United States, False Indigo grows well from flower seeds, and historically the plants used to be in demand for the dye that was made from the blu

Baptisia australis (Blue false or wild indigo) A long-time garden favorite, it produces large spires of violet-blue flowers in late spring to early summer on a rounded mound of foliage that remains attractive throughout the season. Hardy in Zones 3-9, it gets 3-4 feet tall and wide.

Baptisia australis (Blue false or wild indigo) A long-time garden favorite, it produces large spires of violet-blue flowers in late spring to early summer on a rounded mound of foliage that remains attractive throughout the season. Hardy in Zones 3-9, it gets 3-4 feet tall and wide.

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