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Baptisia Genus

Wild indigo

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • WaterSemi-moist

Description

Baptisia genus (Wild indigo). These are summer flowering perennials. The leaves are divided into 3-leaflets. It will produce small pea-like blue, purple, yellow, white blooms in terminal spikes. They are fully hardy and will require full sun with deep well drained preferably neutral to acidic soil. You can propagate by division in early spring or by seed in the autumn.

Characteristics

Perennials

Other common names

False indigo

Origin

E & S U.S.A

Interest and use

Grown for their flowers.

Cultivation

Is best not disturbed once planted.

Propagation

Division in early spring or by seed in autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Trouble free.

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