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Indigo, Blue False
Indigo, Blue False
Description: Blue false indigo is an upright perennial which typically grows 3-4′ tall. It features purple, lupine-like flowers in erect racemes atop flower spikes extending well above a foliage mound of clover-like, trifoliate, bluish-green leaves. Blooms in spring. Flowers give way to inflated seed pods (to 2.5″ long) which turn charcoal black when ripe and have considerable ornamental interest.
Common Name: Blue False Indigo
Scientific Name: Baptisia Australis
Exposure: Full Sun – Part Shade
Size: 3-4″ height, 2-3″ spread
Bloom Color: Purple
Bloom Period: May – June
Landscape Use: Containers, Planters, Foundation, Garden, Landscape Beds, Mass Plantings, Outdoor Living Areas, Perennial Garden, Small Groups, Woodland Border
Soil: Tolerates Clay & Dry Soils
Zone: 3 – 9
Growth Rate: Moderate
Companion Plants: Lady in Red Hydrangea, Forsythia, Lilac, Snowball Viburnum
Maintenance:Cut back to 6″ in the Fall & remove the dead foliage in Spring. May need staking to maintain it’s form. Dead head after blooming. Stop by and visit our garden center and nursery to talk with our staff about other plants in stock.
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