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.

Baptisia Australis,False Indigo, Bastard Lupine, Blue False Indigo, False…

Baptisia Australis,False Indigo, Bastard Lupine, Blue False Indigo, False…

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.

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:

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 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 - heat, drought,deer, and rabbit resistant.  It thrives in sun but tolerates part shade.

Baptisia Australis - heat, drought,deer, and rabbit resistant. It thrives in sun but tolerates part shade.

Growing Wild Blue Indigo (Baptisia australis): Baptisia australis blooms for several weeks in early to mid-summer.

Growing Wild Blue Indigo (Baptisia australis): Baptisia australis blooms for several weeks in early to mid-summer.

Baptisa has an upright, shrubby form. It offers a long season of interest, with flower spikes, seed pods and foliage that is almost never bothered by pests or disease.

Baptisa has an upright, shrubby form. It offers a long season of interest, with flower spikes, seed pods and foliage that is almost never bothered by pests or disease.

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