Blue False Indigo (Baptisia)

$3.25

At 4' height with branching habit make this beautiful plant a focal point in the perennial border. Being a legume, it harbors beneficial bacteria called rhizobia on their roots and helps fix nitrogen for plants around it.

Purchase 10 or more and each seed packet is only $3/each (don’t need to be the same variety).

15 in stock

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Description

At 4′ height with branching habit make this beautiful plant a focal point in the perennial border. Being a legume, it harbors beneficial bacteria called rhizobia on their roots and helps fix nitrogen for plants around it. This benefit makes it a perfect companion plant in the perennial border, especially when planted near heavy feeding plants. Baptisia is also much loved by hummingbirds and other pollinators.

The tall legume type blooms are long lasting and give way to attractive pods that can be pruned off, or left as a feature.

LATIN NAME:
Baptisia australis

DAYS TO GERMINATION:
5-21 days at 65-85°F (18-29°C)

DAYS TO MATURITY:
several years

SOWING:
Transplant: sow 6 weeks before last frost directly into cell packs or soil blocks. Harden off and transplant outside after the last frost.

Direct seed: Sow seeds 1/4″ deep after last frost.

LIGHT PREFERENCE:
Sun

SOIL REQUIREMENTS:
Well-drained soil of moderate fertility.

PLANT SPACING:
24″-36″

HARDINESS ZONES:
Perennial (zones 4-9)

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