PLANT BASE

Baptisia australis

Blue false indigo

Height
Spread
Growth
habit
3-9
3-4'
3-4'
Form                           Lifecycle              Hardiness zone*
Upright, Clumping
Flower
Perennial

Blue Wild Indigo, Wild Blue Indigo

APPEARANCE
Bloom time
Bloom color
May-June
Violet/ pinkish
USE FOR
Seasonal interest
ENVIRONMENT
Terminal clusters
Light
Water
Soil
Soil pH
Clay, Loam
Adaptable
Soil Preference
Moist and well-drained, tolerates lime
HABITAT & NATIVE RANGE
Woods, thickets and streambanks, prairies, limestone glades
Pennsylvania to Indiana, to Georgia and Tennessee
ENVIRONMENTAL TOLERANCE
Drought, Erosion, Shallow-rocky soil, Dry Soil, CaCO3
BROWSE TOLERANCE
Drought, Erosion, Shallow-rocky soil, Dry Soil, CaCO3
Tolerance to browse by animals typically happens once plants are established. Young plants may still be quite susceptible.
SUGGESTED MAINTENANCE & COMMON PROBLEMS
Divide every 2-3 years, don't add thick mulch as will cause rot
COMPANION PLANTS
Blue star amsonia,Showy goldenrod,New York ironweed,Threadleaved coreopsis,Lanceleaf coreopsis
COMPANION TREES & SHRUBS
NOTES
Deep root systems, do not distrub one established, poisonous if ingested

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