Blue Wild Indigo


in gallon size pot


(Baptisia australis)

AKA False Blue Indigo. Baptisia is a good example of the adage about perennials; the first year they sleep, the second year they creep, the third year they leap. Be patient! Initially, Baptisia puts its energy into developing a strong root system; you will see vigorous growth in the above-ground portion later. It’s worth the wait! Blue Wild Indigo has tall stems covered in intense blue-purple blossoms in early summer; a real beauty! As the plants mature, the branching foliage and blossoms become showier and more profuse. This long-lived perennial attracts hummingbirds, butterflies, and bees. Full sun, medium to dry soil. Will grow well with poor to average soil fertility. Drought & heat tolerant once established, prefers well drained soil.

Mature plants can reach 3-4’ wide and 2-4’ tall.

Large Yellow Wild Indigo

Baptisia sphaerocarpa

Similar to Blue Wild Indigo, but with beautiful yellow blooms and round seed pods.

Dwarf Blue Indigo

Baptisia australis var. minor

Similar to Blue Wild Indigo but just a bit smaller.