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Baptisia australis

Blue Wild Indigo

Bushy plant with blue-green pea-like foliage; attractive all summer. Flowers are indigo-blue in long terminal erect racemes. Produces fruit in the form of a 2-3″ long pod that turns black when mature.

  • Height: 3' – 4'
  • Width: 3' – 4'
  • Soil Conditions: Moist/Well Drained
  • Flower Color: Blue
  • Bloom Time: April, May
  • Hardiness Zone: 3 To 9
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  • Plant Characteristics - Baptisia australis

  • Attributes

    • Fall Color
    • Drought Tolerant
    • Salt Tolerant
  • Attracts Wildlife

    • Attracts Butterflies
  • Critter Resistance

    • Deer Resistant
    • Rabbit Resistant
  • Plant Habit

    • Upright
  • Light Conditions

    • Sun to Part Shade
  • Native Plant Community

    • Mesis Prairie
    • Savanna
    • Woodland
  • Flower Color

    • Blue
  • Flower Hue

    • Dark
  • Flower Type

    • Raceme
  • Flower Height

    • 3' to 4'
  • Foliage Color

    • Green
  • Leaf Texture

    • Coarse
  • Flower Form

    • Single
  • Flower Size

    • 1"
  • Soil Moisture

    • Moist/Well Drained
  • Prune Time

    • Fall
  • Growth Rate

    • Slow
  • Origin

    • Greater Midwest
  • Divide

    • Every Five Years or Longer

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Matching Attributes
  • Light Conditions: Sun To Part Shade
  • Flower Color: Blue
  • Height: 3' – 4'
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  • Light Conditions: Sun To Part Shade
  • Flower Color: Blue

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