AWARD

BAPTISIA australis

Commonly known as False indigo

Clear blue lupin-like flowers and attractive deep green leaves
Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
  • Blue
    Clear blue
  • Height
    1.5m (5ft)
  • Spread
    60cm (24in)
  • Herbaceous
    Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch.
    Gently spreading to erect perennial with bluish stems. Lance-shaped leaflets to 4cm (1½in) long
  • Very hardy
    Hardy in the severest continental climates including exposed upland locations in the UK. Plant can withstand temperatures < -20 (-4°F)
  • Full sun

BAPTISIA australis

 
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Wildlife plant - insects. baptisia develops a long taproot so is best left undisturbed. Seed pods provide an attractive feature
    Pests & Diseases
    Slugs, snails on new growth
    Place of origin
    Eastern and southern USA.
  • Flower Shape
    Racemes
    Flowers to 3cm (1¼in) long in many-flowered racemes
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Patio / pot plants
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Spring
    Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Free draining sandy soil
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
    Butterfly friendly
    Rabbit Resistant
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1.5m (5ft)
Herbaceous - guide for size not form Watering Can
  60cm (24in)
 

Buy Varieties of BAPTISIA australis

BAPTISIA australis 'Purple Smoke'

BAPTISIA australis 'Purple Smoke'

False indigo

purple 'pea' flowers on dark stems. A hardy variety with delicate leaves

 
£14.50 each 
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Available Early Spring 2023 - 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.

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