Northeast Pollinator Plants
Baptisia australis (Blue Wild Indigo)
We ship only to the New England and New York states. If you live near Fairfax, VT, consider buying at our farm, River Berry Farm.
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Plants are delivered in a biodegradable wood fiber pot, 2.75" diameter by 3.5" deep.
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Common Name: Blue Wild Indigo
Attracts: Bees. Butterflies
Light: Full Sun to Part Sun
Hardiness Zone: 4 to 9 USDA Zone Map
Soils: Dry to Moist
Flower Time: May-June
Flower Color: Purple
Height: 4.5' - 5.5'
Notes: Blue Wild Indigo is a garden beauty with long-lasting violet spikes with high value to pollinators. Cherokee used for blue dye. Some toxicity if ingested-tastes badly. Noted as deer-resistant by UVM.
Host plant of VT Bee Species of Greatest Conservation Need (SGCN):
Andrena peckhami (Peckham's Miner bee)
Megachile addenda (Cranberry Leafcutter bee)
Naturalized in the Northeast except ME, rare in much of the Mid-Atlantic and the Midwest, native to South Central US: Biota of North America Program (BONAP) – North American Plant Atlas (NAPA).