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Baptisia australis

Blue Wild Indigo

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Baptisia australis (Blue Wild Indigo)

Big clusters of indigo-blue, pea-like flowers bloom on graceful erect to arching stems in mid-spring to early summer. The flowers are followed by inflated blue-black pods which are useful in dried arrangements. The blue-green foliage is quite handsome. A beautiful addition to any border!

Additional Information:

36- Inches


36-48 Inches


Bloom/Seasonal Color

USDA Hardiness Zone 3-8

Home Owner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Good Companions
Lanceleaf Coreopsis (Coreopsis lanceolata), Orange Coneflower (Rudbeckia fulgida), Prairie Dropseed (Sporobolus heterolepis), Butterfly Milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa), Prairie Beard Tongue (Penstemon tubaeflorus)

Characteristics & Attributes

Hydrologic Designation


Season of Interest

Mid (May-June)

Soil Moisture


Special Uses

Dried Flower

Sun Exposure

Full Sun

USFS MO Ecological Map