Blue Wild Indigo

Baptisia australis

No flower fills your garden with brilliant true-blue flowers like blue wild indigo! Also called “false indigo,” Europeans used to pay Americans to grow this plant for the dye made from its blue flowers, as true indigo was too expensive.

Water: Moderate, Drought Tolerant

Hardiness: Frost Hardy

Habit: An upright perennial which typically grows 3 to 4' tall

Light: Best in Full Sun, will tolerate some shade

Soil: Easily grown in average, dry, well-draining soil. Tolerates poor soils.

Origin: Rich woodlands, thickets, and along streambanks from Pennsylvania to North Carolina and Tennessee.

Additional Characteristics: Nitrogen Fixer

Blue Wild Indigo