Baptisia australis (Blue Indigo)
Baptisia australis
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Baptisia australis

Blue Indigo

Plant Type: Perennials

Strong sturdy stems with small blue-green leaves, long tapering spikes of indigo-blue pea-shaped flowers offer wonderful early summer color, long green peapods turn black in fall for added winter interest.

  • Indigo blue pea-shaped flowers
  • Flowers early summer
  • Peapods provide winer interest
Item # Pack Size  
4508665 30 3" Plug Please Login for Pricing


3-4 ft


35-39 in



Additional Information About Baptisia australis

Perennial Plant of the Year 2010


Common Name: Blue Indigo

Large native shrub-like perennial that is very long-lived and drought resistant. Prefers full sun and well-drained soil. Blooms late spring to early summer and attracts butterflies.

Characteristics & Attributes


Sun Tolerant
Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade

Nature Attraction

Attracts Butterflies

Critter Resistance

Deer Resistant


Good Cut Flower / Foliage
Drought Tolerant

Season of Interest (Flowering)

Late Spring / Early Summer