Baptisia australis/Blue False Indigo

Baptisia australis / Baptisia australis
Mounded form may be maintained by shearing after flowering
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Mounded form may be maintained by shearing after flowering

A closer view of plant in flower

Indigo-blue flowers

Plant and flowering stems may reach a height of more than 3 feet

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Scientific Name: Baptisia australis
Common Name: Blue False Indigo
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 3 -5 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Blue
Fruit present: Summer, Fall
Fruit color: Black
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Comments: Beautiful indigo blue flowers followed by seed pods that turn an attractive black when mature. Plants may be sheared after flowering to keep height down and encourage a more rounded growth of specimen. Clumps slowly develop over time and plants appear more shrub-like.