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Dwarf Blue Baptisia

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Dwarf Blue Baptisia is a dazzling native perennial with vibrant blooms and decorative seed heads. Tall spikes of indigo blue, lupine-like flowers bloom above sculpted blue-green foliage. The lasting blooms make excellent cut flowers and attract bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds to the late-spring garden. This dwarf variety is more compact, yet features showier, larger flowers than the species. (Baptisia australis var minor)
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Botanical Name
Baptisia australis var minor
Native, Bee Friendly, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Birds, Deer Resistant, Easy To Grow, Cut Flowers, Dried Flowers
Growing Zones
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Soil Moisture
Dry, Average
Mature Height
18-24" tall
Mature Spread
18-24" wide
Bloom Time
Mid to late spring


Dwarf Blue Baptisia, also known as False Indigo or Wild Indigo, makes a striking specimen in borders, cottage gardens, and rock gardens. Plant in small masses to naturalize in prairies, meadows, and other native plant gardens alongside coneflowers and Indiangrass. Plants resist browsing by deer and rabbits and are quite drought tolerant. Dwarf Blue False Indigo is native to the south-central United States, growing along streambanks, wood edges, and prairies. Plants tolerate a wide range of soils, from clay to shallow rocky soils, and develop a deep taproot. Select your planting site carefully, as plants do not respond well to transplanting. Dwarf Blue False Indigo is a host plant for several butterflies and skippers, including Orange Sulphur, Clouded Sulphur, Frosted Elfin, Eastern Tailed Blue, Hoary Edge, and Wild Indigo Duskywing.