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Commonly known as False indigo

All flower JUN-JUL

Genus of about 17 species of erect or spreading perennials from dry woodland and grassland in eastern and southern USA.

The "false indigo" tag relates to its use in the past as a blue dye.

Further Reading....

  • Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch. - erect or spreading perennials with tall, branched stems bearing pea-like flowers followed by large, often inflated pods.
  • Full sun
  • Additional Features - Pests & Diseases - - slugs, snails on young shoots
  • Place of origin - eastern and southern USA.
  • Soil Conditions - Free draining sandy soil -

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BAPTISIA australis   AWARD

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Commonly known as: False indigo.
Clear blue lupin-like flowers and attractive deep green leaves
£13.50 each 
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BAPTISIA australis 'Purple Smoke'

BAPTISIA australis 'Purple Smoke'  >

Commonly known as: False indigo.
Purple 'pea' flowers on dark stems. A hardy variety with delicate leaves
£14.50 each 
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Available Early Spring 2022 - Spring according to the Met office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore early spring is early March to mid-April. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.

BAPTISIA 'Carolina Moonlight'

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Commonly known as: False indigo.
Pale cream-yellow flowers on long stalks. Blue-green leaves
£14.50 each 
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BAPTISIA 'Dutch Chocolate'

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Commonly known as: False indigo.
Chocolate-purple flowers with a small yellow flash on strong stems. Compact habit
£14.50 each 
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BAPTISIA 'Lemon Meringue'

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Commonly known as: False indigo.
Robust, upright perennial with glaucous leaves and bright yellow, pea-like flowers
£14.50 each 
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