Baptisia australis

False Indigo

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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
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False Indigo
Produces many weeks of sunny blooms, about the size of a pea, on long, slender stems above its wide habit; attractive round seed pods in the fall. Can thrive in nearly any type of soil and is beneficial to polinators.
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3-4 ft


35-39 in



Baptisia australis
Baptisia australis


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


Common Name: False 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.

Additional Information About Baptisia australis

Perennial Plant of the Year 2010