Baptisia australis v. minor

Lesser False Indigo

 
  • Baptisia australis v. minor
  • Baptisia australis v. minor

18-24" tall x 18-24" wide. This Mid-Western prairie wildflower blooms in late spring with large, lupine-like spikes of blue flowers. Ornamental seed pods follow the flowers and can be harvested for dried arrangements. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).

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Zones 3 - 8
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Native
Plants for Small Spaces
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
Drought Resistant / Waterwise
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Bloom Time Late spring to early summer
Shipping Shipping begins in late February based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first. Learn More…
Size Plant - 2.5" deep pot
SKU 24573

Details

18-24" tall x 18-24" wide (seed propagated). Lesser False Indigo is a wonderfully compact version of the much larger Blue False Indigo. Not commonly available, it's distinguished from its taller cousin primarily by being a smaller plant with shorter stems and shorter leaves but larger flowers. The late spring flowers of this native gem are fabulously blue and are followed in late summer by attractive seed pods. This is a very long lived perennial with massive tap roots that resents being moved once established.
SKU 24573
Common Name Lesser False Indigo
Botanical Name Baptisia australis v. minor
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Blue
Mature Height 18-24" tall
Mature Spread 18-24" wide
Bloom Time Late spring to early summer
Ships As Potted Plant
Native Yes
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Clay Soil, Sandy Soil, Average Soil
Soil Moisture Drought Resistant / Waterwise
Amount of Rain 10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Advantages Deer Resistant, Native, Plants for Small Spaces
Ideal Region Anywhere In The US, Suitable Above 7000 ft
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

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Shipping

Plant Shipping: Buy now and we will ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Spring-Planted Perennial and Bulb orders will ship from February 27-June 30, warmest zones first. Most plant orders will arrive within 3-4 days, or less, of leaving our greenhouses. This prompt delivery is provided without additional express charges.

Grass Plugs Will ship at planting time in spring 2017, beginning in late February.

Wildflower Seed & Grass Seed Orders ship within 2-3 days.

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5.0

Reliable beauty

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from Minneapolis MN

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Pros

  • Attractive
  • Hardy
  • Healthy
  • Native Interest For All S
  • Versatile

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    Comments about High Country Gardens Baptisia australis v. minor:

    I have Baptisia in my own yard and in our Native Community Garden. Beautiful blue flowers, but attractive greenery all season and interesting sedpods in the winter. In Spring you remove last year's branches to reveal new sprouting.

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    3.0

    So far,ok

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    from Casper, WY

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    • Hardy
    • Healthy

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      Comments about High Country Gardens Baptisia australis v. minor:

      Leaf color is a rich, deep green. Hoping to see flowers this spring.

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      USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

      To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

      • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
      • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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