Baptisia tinctoria - Plant
Common name: wild indigo
Bloom time: May to June
Height: 2.00 to 3.00 feet
Difficulty level: asy to grow
Planting & Care
Members of the Fabaceae or pea family, false indigo flowers’ distinctive pea-like blossoms also come in white (Baptisia alba) and yellow (Baptisia tinctoria) as well as the more widely known blue (Baptisia australis
There are also several hybrid cultivars on the market today. Advertisement Native to the prairies of southern North America, Baptisia plants grow well in almost any well drained soil in USDA planting zones 5-9
Sunlight: Full sun to part shade
Soil: well-drained soil
Water: Dry to medium
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
- Like many prairie plants, Baptisia takes some time to establish its deep root system before taking off, so the first of false indigos growing tips would be to have patience.
- It can take up to three years for your seeds or seedlings to produce flowers.
The second of our false indigo growing tips would be to choose your site carefully.
- Once planted, Baptisia plants don’t like to be moved.
Cottage gardens, prairies, meadows and native plant gardens. Effective in naturalized settings. Best as a specimen or in small groups.
- homeopathic practice
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose
for medicinal use, please consult appropriate doctor before use
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