Nearly black, charcoal purple flowers appear atop the compact clump of deep blue-green foliage in spring. Its smaller size makes it well-suited to urban landscapes.
TRY THE NATIVE!
Perennial Plant Association 2010 Perennial Plant of the Year!
Baptisia australis is an upright native perennial which occurs in rich woods, thickets and along stream banks from Pennsylvania south to North Carolina and Tennessee.
Easily grown in average, dry to medium, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade, false indigo grows best in full sun. Tolerates drought and poor soils. Plants form slowly expanding clumps with deep root systems that should not be disturbed once established. Shearing foliage after bloom helps maintain rounded plant appearance. Beautiful, showy native plant!
NATIVE TO THE EASTERN HALF OF THE U.S.
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wild white indigo, prairie false indigo
A stately plant with white flowers in June followed by black pods that make fabulous arrangements. Easy to grow in average soil in full sun to part shade, but does best in full sun. Over time, plants develop slowly expanding clumps with extensive root systems and do not like to be disturbed. NATIVE TO THE SOUTHEAST.