Origin: Eastern and Central US
Improvement status: Wild
Seeds per packet: ~70
Germination tested 12/2022: 44% (very likely some hard and dormant seed in this lot, but 44% actually germinated with our own in-house test)
Life cycle: Herbaceous Perennial
A native garden standard. The most widespread used Baptisia with distinctive blue/indigo spikes of pea-like flowers adding early color to native plantings. Also called Blue False Indigo or simply by its Latin name, Baptisia. Give the plant a few years and ample space to fill into its upright, almost shrubby form. A host plant to pollinators and butterflies. Very low maintenance once established, with a long taproot, tolerant of a range of soil types. What’s not to love about Baptisia!?
4'hx3'w. Medium Soil. Full-Part Sun. Blue bloom May-July.
These seeds were produced by our friends at Ernst Conservation Seeds in Meadville, PA.
Growing Tips: Cold Stratify 10 days, scarify. Or Fall seed.