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Baptisia alba - White Wild Indigo

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SKU: 53
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White Wild Indigo (Baptisia alba) is a mound-shaped bushy perennial legume. It produces velvety, trifoliate leaves that turn from blue-gray to black in the fall. Its white pea-like flowers form on upright spikes above its foliage. The flowers are followed by interesting black seed pods that can be used in dried floral arrangements, and often remain attached to the naked winter stems. Mature plants are very long-lived with a deep taproot, and can be quite large with a leafy growth diameter of up to four feet wide.


Soil Moisture:  Dry, Moderate

Sun Exposure:  Full Sun

Height:  3' - 5'

Spread:  3'

Hardiness Zone:  4 - 9

Bloom Color:  White

Bloom Time:  June, July

Attracts:  Butterflies, Pollinators



Baptisia are large, long-lived, low maintenance perennials with around 20 species native to eastern or midwestern North America. The name comes from the Greek word bapto, "to dip" or "to dye," which both Native Americans and settlers used the plants to produce colored dye. Its flowers are held in impressive upright racemes composed of pea-shaped flowers, and after bloom bean-like pods form that turn green to black once mature. They provide an extended season of interest from its foliage, flowers, and seed pods.

Return Policy

Returns of standard seed mixes and individual species must be made in the original unopened packaging within 10 days of delivery. If you wish to return live plants, you must do so within 5 days of delivery. Returns of standard mixes, individual species, and live plants are subject to a restocking fee of 25%. Custom seed mixes may not be returned. When returning non-damaged goods, the buyer is responsible for shipping charges, and return shipping may be made by whatever means the buyer selects.

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