Blue False Indigo – Baptisia Australis


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Water Use: Medium Light Requirement: Sun Soil Moisture: Moist Rising 2-4 ft. high from a woody base, blue wild indigo is a bushy, robust perennial. Flowers are blue-purple and pea-like, congested in dense, upright, terminal spikes, 4-16 in. long. Leaves are divided into three leaflets. In late fall the plant turns silvery-gray, sometimes breaking off at ground level and tumbling about in the wind.


Blue False Indigo (Baptisia Australis) is a stunning perennial plant known for its striking blue flowers and vibrant green foliage. This native North American wildflower adds beauty and elegance to any garden or landscape.


Typical Uses

Blue False Indigo is a versatile plant with various uses:

  • Ornamental Garden Plant: Its vibrant blue blossoms make it a popular choice for ornamental gardens.
  • Wildlife Attraction: It attracts pollinators like butterflies and bees, making it an excellent addition to butterfly gardens.
  • Cut Flower: The tall, spiky flower spikes are perfect for cut flower arrangements.

Establishment and Care Instructions

Blue False Indigo is relatively easy to grow and care for. Follow these guidelines for successful establishment:

  1. Planting: Choose a sunny to partially shaded location with well-draining soil. Dig a hole twice the size of the root ball and place the plant at the same level it was in its nursery container.
  2. Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist, especially during the first year of growth. Once established, it’s relatively drought-tolerant.
  3. Pruning: Cut back the dead stems in late winter or early spring to promote new growth and maintain a tidy appearance.
  4. Fertilizing: Blue False Indigo doesn’t require frequent fertilization. A balanced, slow-release fertilizer in early spring should suffice.

Special Features and Usage

Blue False Indigo offers several unique features:

  • Perennial Beauty: This plant returns year after year, offering a stunning display of blue flowers in late spring.
  • Drought Tolerance: Once established, it can withstand periods of drought, making it an eco-friendly choice.
  • Attracts Wildlife: Enjoy the sight of butterflies and bees visiting your garden, enhancing its ecological value.
  • Cut Flowers: Create beautiful, long-lasting flower arrangements with its spiky, indigo blossoms.

Blue False Indigo is a must-have for garden enthusiasts and nature lovers. Its combination of beauty and versatility makes it a prized addition to any landscape.


Light Requirement

Partial Shade

Water Use


Soil Moisture

Well Drained


Spring, Winter




1 Gallon


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