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Wild Blue Indigo

blue wild indigo flowers
Photo credit: Jean-Pol GRANDMONT

Wild Blue Indigo
(Baptisia australis)

Height:

  • 3 to 4 feet

Bloom:

  • May to June

Classification:

  • Native
  • Perennial

Sun:

  • Full sun to part shade

Soil moisture:

  • Dry to medium

Provides food for:

  • Butterflies (flowers),
  • Honey bees (flowers),
  • Native bees (flowers),
  • Caterpillars (foliage)

Notes:

  • Each year will send up additional stalks.
  • May take 3-5 years to bloom.
  • Also called false indigo.

Native Range:

USDA range map for blue wild indigo
Map credit: USDA Plants Database