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Baptisia australis, commonly known as blue false indigo, is a long-lived perennial valued for its pea-like, indigo-blue flowers that bloom on tall spikes in late spring to early summer, attracting pollinators and adding a vertical element to perennial borders or meadow gardens.

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Baptisia australis

Common Name: Blue false indigo

Type: Perennial

Family: Fabaceae

Native Range: North America

Zone: 3 to 9

Height: 3 to 4 feet

Spread: 3 to 4 feet

Bloom Time: May to June

Bloom Description: Indigo-blue

Sun: Full sun to part shade

Water: Dry to medium

Maintenance: Low

Suggested Use: Border, meadow garden

Flower: Showy

Attracts: Bees, butterflies

Tolerate: Drought, clay soil, deer

Baptisia Australis

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Blue Wild Indigo has masses of beautiful spikes of indigo pea-like flowers rising above the foliage from mid spring to early summer, which are most effective when planted in groupings. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its round compound leaves remain olive green in color throughout the season.

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