Baptisia australis (Blue false or wild indigo) A long-time garden favorite, it produces large spires of violet-blue flowers in late spring to early summer on a rounded mound of foliage that remains attractive throughout the season. Hardy in Zones 3-9, it gets 3-4 feet tall and wide.

HGIC 1184 Baptisia (False or Wild Indigo) : Extension : Clemson University : South Carolina

Baptisia Australis - false indigo - "carfefree plant" - likes acidic, sandy soil - tall, 3'

Baptisia Australis (False Indigo, Wild Indigo)

Baptista False Indigo Type: Perennials Height: Tall (Plant apart) Bloom Time: Early Summer to Summer Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Mostly Sunny Zones: Find Your Zone Soil Condition: Normal, Acidic, Sandy Flower Color / Accent: Blue / Blue

Baptisia alba, or White Wild Indigo has dark black stems and creamy white flowers in The Gravel Garden.

Baptisia alba 2 x or White Wild Indigo has dark black stems and creamy white flowers in The Gravel Garden.

Baptisia might just be the perfect Midwest plant! Here's why: http://www.midwestliving.com/blog/life/the-one-native-perennial-everyone-should-plant/ #gardening #garden

The One Native Perennial Everyone Should Plant

WILD INDIGO (False Indigo) Baptisia Australis

WILD INDIGO (False Indigo) Baptisia Australis Needs full sun to be in good form Looks great with peonies

Baptisia australis (Blue Wild Indigo); my favorite false indigo.  Plants and seeds available here.

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.

Baptisia australis (Blue wild indigo) | NPIN is native to Indiana, aka Wild blue indigo, Blue false indigo

Baptisia australis (Blue wild indigo) | NPIN is native to Indiana, aka Wild blue indigo, Blue false indigo

FALSE INDIGO, WILD INDIGO – BAPTISIA – Southern Living

FALSE INDIGO, WILD INDIGO

FALSE INDIGO, WILD INDIGO – BAPTISIA – Southern Living

White Wild Indigo (Baptisia alba var. macrophylla) - A tall spike of pure-white, pea-like flowers tower above beautiful blue-green foliage on its sturdy stem. The upright, yellow-brown seedpods persist into winter. Plants grow 3 to 5 feet high.

macrophylla) - A tall spike of pure-white, pea-like flowers tower above beautiful blue-green foliage on its sturdy stem. The upright, yellow-brown seedpods persist into winter. Plants grow 3 to 5 feet high.

Baptisia 'Carolina Moonlight' (Wild indigo) - Perennial - Zones 4-8, Height 3 ft.  Elegant spikes of creamy yellow blooms grace tidy blue-green foliage in early summer. Long-blooming and tough, a dazzling addition to the native plant palette. A hybrid of B. sphaerocarpa and B. alba, found by Rob Gardener of NC Botanical Gardens.

Baptisia 'Carolina Moonlight' Wild indigo from North Creek Nurseries

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