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Baptisia australis (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.

Northeast Pollinator Plants

Baptisia australis (Blue Wild Indigo)

$ 5.99
  • 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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Common Name:  Blue Wild Indigo

Attracts:  Bees. Butterflies

Use:  Garden

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).

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