White Baptisia

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White Baptisia is a native perennial prized for its magnificent floral display. Spikes of white, sweet pea-shaped flowers line sturdy purple stems that rise above blue-green foliage from late spring to early summer, followed by showy seed pods. Flowers attract bees and butterflies to the garden or meadow, and can be used as cut flowers. (Baptisia alba)
Zones 3 - 8
Attract Butterflies
Deer Resistant
Good For Cut Flowers
Good For Dried Flowers
Good Rockgarden Or Alpine Plant
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Height 24-36" tall , 24-30" wide
Bloom TimeMid to late spring

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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Plant Information

White Baptisia, also called White Wild Indigo or White False Indigo, is native to central North American prairies. Plants make stunning specimens in borders, cottage gardens, and rock gardens, and naturalize well in prairies and meadows. In the garden setting, plant among Goldenrod, Pale Purple Coneflower, Prairie Dropseed Grass, and Butterfly Weed for season-long color. White Baptisia is slow to establish in the garden, but individual plants are very long-lived. Select your planting site carefully, as plants develop a deep taproot and do not tolerate being transplanted once established. Plants tend to take on a shrubby appearance after flowering. You can trim foliage after flowering to maintain a more rounded plant form, however, this removes the seed heads which add interest late in the season. The Xerces Society identifies White Baptisia as a plant of special value to native bees and bumblebees. It also serves as an occasional host plant to butterflies, including Wild Indigo Duskywing, Hoary Edge, Southern Dogface, and Orange Sulfur Butterflies.

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Associated SKUsAM020069
AM020033 (Plant - 3" Pot) - Out of stock.
AM020034 (Tray of 16) - Out of stock.
Common Name
White Wild Indigo, White False Indigo
Botanical Name
Baptisia alba
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color
Mature Height
24-36" tall
Mature Spread
24-30" wide
Bloom Time
Mid to late spring
Ships As
Potted Plant
Soil Type
Loamy Soil, Sandy Soil, Clay Soil
Soil Moisture
Dry, Average
Attract Butterflies, Deer Resistant, Native, Good For Cut Flowers, Good For Dried Flowers, Good Rockgarden Or Alpine Plant
Planting Time
Neonicotinoid Free
Poisonous or Toxic to Animals
All parts are toxic if ingested.
Native To
North America - Central
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada

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