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Wild Blue Indigo

Baptisia australis

Height: 3-4 feet
Light: Sun to part shade
Moisture: Dry to average soil
Bloom Time: April – May
Flower Color: Blue to purple
Foliage: Herbaceous

Spectacular tall spikes of purple-blue flowers resembling Texas bluebonnets in form, waxy grey-blue rounded leaves with large black interesting looking pods that “rattle” and persist through winter.

Although not woody, the form is shrub-like with a height of 3 to 4 feet, and similar spread.

Wild blue indigo is drought tolerant and thrives in full sun.