Blue wild indigo

A cousin of the pea - with flowers the shape of butterflies.
Common name : Blue wild indigo
Scientific name : Baptisia australis
Family : Fabaceae
Category : Perennials
Type of plant : Perennial
Sun loving
Sun loving
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Sowing & planting



Water needs
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Frost-resistance High
Zone USDA 7a
Height 60 - 100
pH 6 - 8

Plant my blue wild indigo

Plant preferably between September and the end of November or between March and the end of April, when the winter reserves are formed and the temperatures are not too low. Bury the roots a few centimeters so that the foliage is flush. Fill and pack well around the plant so as not to leave a pocket of air. Water copiously just after planting. If you are planting in a pot, use one whose volume corresponds to that of the plant, otherwise you will have to water it too often. You can use gravel at the bottom under mixture of soil, compost or compost for better drainage.

Water my blue wild indigo

Water regularly in the first weeks. Try to avoid watering on sunny afternoons to minimize the amount of moisture lost to evaporation. If your plant is in a pot, check the top soil in the pot either by looking at it or touching it with your finger. In any case, if it hasn’t rained in a month, water !

Propagate my blue wild indigo

Baptisia australis can be multiplied by division in spring or autumn but be careful: wait until the bunch is 7 to 8 years old minimum. Lift it with a pitchfork, cut it into several pieces, leaving at least three eyes on each part, and transplant them immediately.

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