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Small Yellow Wild Indigo
Small Yellow Wild Indigo

Small Yellow Wild Indigo

Regular price $3.50 Sale

Baptisia tinctoria

Origin: Eastern US

Improvement status: Wild

Seeds per packet: ~125

Germination tested: 1/2021: 88%

Life cycle: Herbaceous Perennial

A smaller Baptisia species, that sends up yellow blooms in midsummer, a little later than the other Wild Indigos. Compact, drought resistant, and a nice fit if you are growing several of these native legumes to extend your bloom period. Like most plants in this species, it is a host to the Wild Indigo Duskywing butterfly and the Clouded Sulfur butterfly. Traditionally the plant was used as medicine in a variety of ways for its antiseptic, immunostimulant properties and to treat lymph issues, a worthy candidate for the home apothecary garden. 

2'hx3'w. Medium to Dry Soil. Full-Part Sun. Yellow bloom June-Aug. 

Our seed was produced by Shooting Star Native Seeds in Spring Grove, MN.

Growing Tips: Cold Stratify 10 days, scarify. Or Fall seed.