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Baptisia alba (leucantha)

White Wild Indigo

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Baptisia alba (leucantha) (White Wild Indigo)

This shrubby-looking plant re-emerges each spring from fat shoots that resemble asparagus. Long spikes of creamy white flowers bloom on individual stalks held above yellow-green leaves in late spring. Flowers are followed by interesting blue-black pods about 2" long that can be used in dried arrangements.

Additional Information:

36- Inches


24-36 Inches


Bloom/Seasonal Color

USDA Hardiness Zone 3-8

Home Owner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Good Companions
Butterfly Milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa), Lanceleaf Coreopsis (Coreopsis lanceolata), Purple Prairie Clover (Dalea purpurea), Meadow Phlox (Phlox maculata), Sideoats Grama (Bouteloua curtipendula), Switch Grass (Panicum virgatum), Prairie Dropseed (Sporobolus heterolepis)

Characteristics & Attributes

Hydrologic Designation


Season of Interest

Mid (May-June)
Late (July-frost)

Soil Moisture


Special Uses

Dried Flower

Sun Exposure

Full Sun

USFS MO Ecological Map