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Plants We Love: Wild Blue Indigo (Baptisia australis)

Native-plant experts in Arkansas recommend wild blue indigo for its architectural presence, including in winter.
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Plant name: Wild blue indigo

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Botanical name:Baptisia australis

USDA Zones 3-10

Bloom Time: Mid- to Late-Spring

Bloom Color: Purple

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Other details:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

From seed; stratify if sowing indoors

From seed; germinate in a damp paper towel

Scarify seed before sowing

Info courtesy of Dave's Garden