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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)
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Botanical Name
Baptisia alba
Growing Zones
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8
Native, Bee Friendly, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Birds, Deer Resistant, Cut Flowers, Dried Flowers, Rock Gardens
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Height
24-36" tall
Bloom Time
Mid to late spring


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.