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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
  • 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'  >


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 late spring to early summer 2020 - These plants will be available again sometime in late spring/early summer depending on growing conditions.

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