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Blue Indigo Seeds

SKU: AM013047
per Packet
No longer available this season.
This is the rare, true blue indigo, endangered in some areas, common in others. Great for wild meadows. Perennial.
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Botanical Name
Baptisia australis
Seed Life Cycle
Growing Zones
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Seed Coverage
covers 5-10 square feet
Native, Bee Friendly, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Attracts Birds, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Low Maintenance, Naturalizes, Cut Flowers, Winter Interest, Mass Plantings


This is a treasured North American native wildflower with a confusing name. Wild Indigo, a closely related species, has yellow flowers, but the stems yielded a pale blue dye, thus the name. This one actually has blue flowers, but none of the group has ever been very successful in coloring, the name notwithstanding. Today, this beautiful wildflower, though quite common in many areas, is rare in others. It is "threatened" which means quite rare, in Maryland and Indiana, and actually officially listed as "endangered" in Ohio. It's a great plant for the wildflower collector.
No Seeds in packet: 15-20