Baptisia Australis


SKU: baptisia-australis Category:
Common Name: Blue False Indigo
Size: 2-3 LITRE
This plant has won a RHS award

2-3 Litre Pot

  • RHS Award of Garden Merit
  • Position: Full sun
  • Soil: Moist, well drained
  • Growth Rate: Average
  • Flowering Period: May – August
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Eventual Height: 1-1.5m
  • Eventual Spread: 0.5-1m

Baptisia Australis, also known as ‘Blue False Indigo’, a native to Central and Eastern North America and holder of the prestigious RHS Award of Garden Merit, is a hardy herbaceous clump forming, perennial with grey-green trifoliate or three parted leaves, amongst which upright spikes of sweet-pea like indigo-blue flowers appear early Summer, a great attraction for the many butterflies, bees and other beneficial insects visiting the garden. A superb plant for the flower border providing added interest during the Winter months when the seed heads are left to sway in the wind.

Looking after Your Baptisia Australis

Generally pest and disease free, an easy to grow herbaceous perennial in many if not all locations. A low maintenance plant which can benefit from a sunny fertile area in all types of garden, from the informal cottage planting scheme to the more formal town garden, with the added bonus of being drought resistant once established. Flower heads can be cut back to ground level once spent or left to let the attractive seed heads provide extra Winter attraction when covered with frost or swaying in the wind.

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