baptisia australis (blue false indigo)

Size: 1 gallon

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  • spikes of lupine-like, deep blue flowers
  • attractive, gray-green foliage
  • remains a specimen all season long
  • attractive, seed pods remain after the flowers finish
  • these hardy perennials have been known to last for decades
  • excellent cut flower
  • bloom time: june to july
  • zone 2
  • height 90-120cm
  • spread 90-100cm
  • colour blue (deep)
  • baptisia are a welcome addition to any perennial garden but require plenty of space
  • grow best in a moist, well-drained soil and are quite drought tolerant when established
  • they should not be moved once established, as they take approximately three years to mature
  • pruning plants after flowering can help maintain the shape and prevent seeding, however attractive, seed pods will be lost if pruned
  • full sun, partial sun/shade
  • attracts butterflies
  • drought tolerant