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Baptisia australis - Blue Wild Indigo Seed - Sheffield`s Seed Co., Inc.
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Baptisia australis

Blue False Indigo, Blue Wild Indigo, Horse Fly Weed, Indigo Weed, Rattlebush, Rattleweed

In Stock: 0.445 lb (Total:0.445lb)
West Virginia Genetic Origin
  • Baptisia australis

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0.44 lb
West Virginia Genetic Origin


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Growing Info

Scarification: soak in warm water, let stand in water for 12 hours
Stratification: none required
Germination: sow seed 1/16" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed

Baptisia australis, commonly known as Blue False Indigo or Blue Wild Indigo, is a stunning flowering plant that stands out in any garden. Native to central and eastern North America, it produces deep blue to violet spring flowers and attractive light green compound leaves. The oblong fruits that emerge in late summer are also noteworthy. This herbaceous perennial is hardy in USDA zones 3 through 8 and reproduces through spreading rhizomes, making it particularly resistant to drought. Baptisia australis is a popular plant for cultivation in gardens and has even won the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit. Additionally, the plant is under investigation as a potential stimulant of the immune system. It is important to note that the plant's seeds and young shoots may be toxic. Overall, this stunning plant is a desirable addition to any garden or landscape.

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