Northeast Pollinator Plants
Baptisia australis (Blue Wild Indigo)
We ship only to the New England and New York states. Orders are shipped mid-June through September. We ship within two weeks of order or by mid-June for orders placed before shipping starts. Shipping free for any combination of 13+ plants. Plants are delivered in a biodegradable wood fiber pot, 2.75" diameter by 3.5" deep. Please email if you prefer to order/pay by check than on-line, see Contact Us below.
Common Name: Blue Wild Indigo
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.
Native to Northeast except ME, native to much of the Midwest: Biota of North America Program (BONAP) – North American Plant Atlas (NAPA).