Spiked White Wild Indigo (NC Ecotype)
Origin: Southeastern US
Improvement status: Wild
Seeds per packet: ~50
Germination tested: 1/2021 3% (Hard seed: 57% Dormant seed: 36%)
Life cycle: Perennial
Also called False Indigo, this is a Southeastern woodlands native species of Baptisia, with iconic flower spikes blooming in Spring to early Summer. A little more compact then other Baptisia, and characteristically well-adapted to poor soils, sandy woodlands, and forest edges. A larval host to butterflies. A rugged choice for Southern native plant gardens, though appropriate for the North as well surviving up to Zone 3. Mix with other native Baptisia for an array of Spring color!
3'h x 3’w. Medium to Dry Soil. Full Sun. White bloom May-July. Poor soil tolerant, deer resistant.
These seeds were produced by our friends at Ernst Conservation Seeds in Meadville, PA.
Growing Tips: Make sure to Cold stratify and scarify seed to increase germination rates. Or Fall seed outdoors.