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

Detailed Listing For
Botanical Name:

Baptisia australis

Family:

Fabaceae

Genus:

Baptisia

Species:

australis

Common Name:

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

Seeds Per Pound:
35,194
Quantity:
0.73 lb
Average Viable Seeds/Packet:
27
Germination:
71%
Germination Test Type:
cut
Purity:
99%
Height:
3-4 feet
Collection Locale:
Tennessee
Crop Year:
2018
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
4


 

In Stock: 0.73 lb
Prices
  • Baptisia australis

Sample Bulk Pricing
1 packet
5.95
10 g
14.50
1 oz
19.95
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.
In a Nutshell:
* B. australis is an herbaceous perennial that reproduces both sexually and asexually by means of its spreading rhizomes .
* The roots themselves are branched and deep, which helps the plant withstand periods of drought.
* B. australis is the most commonly cultivated species in its genus, and is also cultivated beyond its native continent in other areas such as Great Britain, where it has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.
* It is considered to be a desirable plant in the garden due to its deep blue to violet spring flowers, the attractive light green compound leaves, and also for the somewhat unusual oblong fruits that emerge in the late summer. more...
* The plant is under investigation as a potential stimulant of the immune system. more...