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Plant A Patch: Blue False Indigo (Baptisia australis)


Striking purple-blue blooms in the spring followed by unique seek pods later in the summer are the hallmark of this showy, easy to grow native perennial. False indigo prefers full sun, where it will grow 3 – 4 feet tall, but also tolerates some shade .It needs only average to poor soil, thriving in clay soil as well as thin, rocky soil, and remains strong in drought conditions. The blooms are attractive to butterflies and the charcoal black seed pods are beautiful in dried flower arrangements.Ā  A true winner!