Baptisia australis is a mid-border anchor with deep blue lupine-like flower spikes and dark green foliage.
Baptisia australis is a mid-border anchor with deep blue lupine-like flower spikes and dark green foliage. Provides an unusually good deep blue colour for the border. The curly black seed pods are lovely in flower arrangements. Selected by the Perennial Plant Association as Perennial Plant of the Year 2010. Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens.
Common Name: Blue False Indigo
Family: Fabaceae (The Legume Family)
Zone Hardiness: 3-9
Light: Full Sun
Primary Bloom Colour: Blue
Secondary Bloom Colour: Violet
Bloom Time: Late Spring
Soil Moisture: Average
Benefits: Bees, Butterflies
Deer Resistant: Yes
BC Native: No
Native Habitat: Rich woods and alluvial thickets, often on river banks.
Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America
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