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Common Perennials

Blue Wild Indigo
Baptisia australis


Quick Profile

Exposure
Full Sun
 
Mature Height
3 - 4 Feet
 
USDA Hardiness Zones
3 - 9 
 
Soil Conditions
Moist, Well-Drained
 
Foliage Color
Green
 
Bloom Color
Blue
 
Bloom Season
June - June
 
Size
Tall
 

Features

Purple flowers on dark purple stems with blue-green foliage. Shrub-like growth habit. Long lived perennial.

Culture

Moist well-drained soil in sun location. Prefers acidic soils and is drought tolerant once established.

Cultivars

'Purple Smoke' 3-4 feet tall purple flowers

'Solar Flare' 3-4 feet tall yellow flowers

'Twilight Prarieblues' 4 feet tall purple and yellow bicolor flowers

Notes

Slow growing. Reported to be deer and rabbit resistant.

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