PLANT BASE

Baptisia tinctoria

Yellow wild indigo

Height
Spread
Growth
habit
3-9
2-3'
2-3'
Form                           Lifecycle              Hardiness zone*
Shrubby
Flower
Perennial

Wild Indigo, Horsefly Weed

APPEARANCE
Bloom time
Bloom color
May-June
Violet/ pinkish
USE FOR
Seasonal interest
ENVIRONMENT
Terminal clusters
Light
Water
Soil
Soil pH
Loam, Sand
Acidic, adaptable
Soil Preference
Well-drained
HABITAT & NATIVE RANGE
Dry meadows, oak and pine barrens, open woods, fields, and clearings
Eastern US to Florida, west to Louisiana and Minnesota
ENVIRONMENTAL TOLERANCE
Erosion, Dry Soil, Drought, CaCO3
BROWSE TOLERANCE
Erosion, Dry Soil, Drought, 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
Butterfly weed,Brown eyed susan,Pink coreopsis
COMPANION TREES & SHRUBS
NOTES
Deep root systems, do not disturb one established (Takes 3 years for root system to grow), tolerates controlled burns

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