Blue Wild Indigo (Southern WV Ecotype)
Blue Wild Indigo (Southern WV Ecotype)

Blue Wild Indigo (Southern WV Ecotype)

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Baptisia australis

Origin: Eastern and Central US

Improvement status: Wild

Seeds per packet: ~70

Germination tested 11/2023: 40% (very likely some hard and dormant seed in this lot, but 40% 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.