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Blue False Indigo (Baptisia)

Baptisia australis v. minor
SKU: HC014468
per Plant - 2.5" Pot
No longer available this season.
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).
key features
Botanical Name
Baptisia australis v. minor
Growing Zones
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8
Native, Attracts Butterflies, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Naturalizes, Cut Flowers, Small Spaces, Erosion Control
Soil Moisture
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height
18-24" tall
Bloom Time
Late spring to early summer


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.
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