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Baptisia australis
Common Name: Blue False Indigo Family: Fabaceae (The Legume Family)

Baptisia australis
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A mid-border anchor with deep blue lupine-like flower spikes and dark green foliage. Provides an unusually good deep blue colour for the border. The curly black seed pods are lovely in flower arrangements. Selected by the Perennial Plant Association as Perennial Plant of the Year 2010. Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens.


Geogrpahical Origin:
North America
Native Habitat:
Rich woods and alluvial thickets, often on river banks.

ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom ColourBlue 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom ColourViolet 
Height4-6'  Bloom TimeSummer 
Spread2-3'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureLoves Sun Full - Part Sun Sun  Foliage ColourGreen 
Soil MoistureAverage  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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