Blue Wild Indigo (Baptisia australis)
Blue Wild Indigo (Baptisia australis)
Blue Wild Indigo (Baptisia australis)

Blue Wild Indigo (Baptisia australis)

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1/2-pint plug

Exposure: Full Sun - Partial Sun
Soil Moisture:
Medium Wet - Medium
Height:
4 feet
Blooms:
June

Description: Like most of its genus Baptisia, Wild Blue Indigo spends its first few years developing mostly below ground. The branching foliage and blossoms become showier and more developed with each subsequent growing season.  For potted seedlings, this means they may have shorter, possibly floppy stems for the first couple of years before taking on a shrubbier appearance. Probably the most familiar and wide-ranging of  Baptisias, Blue Wild Indigo can provide an early deep blue flare in spring in native plantings where its bushy structure complements summer bloomers. In addition to its many pollinators, Wild Blue Indigo is one of the host plants for the Wild Indigo Duskywing. This plant is presumably introduced from further west.