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Baptisia australis, commonly known as Blue False Indigo—a botanical masterpiece that effortlessly combines beauty and resilience in your garden. Renowned for its striking, indigo-blue blossoms and unique, lupine-like foliage, this perennial gem adds a touch of elegance to any landscape.

  • Vibrant Blue Blooms: Be prepared to be mesmerized by the stunning, upright spikes of deep blue flowers that adorn your garden in late spring to early summer. The intense colour and distinctive pea-like blossoms make Baptisia australis a standout feature.
  • Lupine-Like Foliage: The Blue False Indigo doesn't just stop at its blossoms—its blue-green, trifoliate leaves resemble those of the lupine plant, creating an attractive and textured backdrop even when not in bloom.
  • Hardy and Low-Maintenance: Thriving in a variety of soil types, Baptisia australis is a hardy perennial that withstands challenging conditions, including drought and poor soils. Once established, it requires minimal care, making it an ideal choice for low-maintenance gardens.
  • Long-Lasting Beauty: Enjoy the beauty of Blue False Indigo throughout the growing season. The flowers give way to dark seed pods that persist well into winter, providing visual interest and texture long after the blooming period.
  • Butterfly and Bee Magnet: As a native plant, Baptisia australis attracts pollinators like bees and butterflies, contributing to the biodiversity of your garden while supporting local ecosystems.
  • Versatile Landscaping: Whether planted as a focal point in a garden bed, as a border plant, or as part of a mixed perennial garden, Blue False Indigo adapts seamlessly to various landscaping styles, adding depth and dimension to your outdoor space.
  • Disease Resistance: With its natural resistance to pests and diseases, Baptisia australis maintains its beauty without the need for excessive chemical interventions, ensuring a healthy and eco-friendly garden environment.

Transform your outdoor space into a sanctuary where elegance meets resilience with this exceptional perennial.


Height: 38"
Spread: 24"

Full Sun to Part Shade

Used in Mixed Borders, Drought Tolerant, Deer Resistant, Cut Flower, Rabbit Deterrent, Award Winning

Perennial:  Zone 2

Sold in a 1 gal container

Photo courtesy of Van Noort Bulb Co. Ltd.

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Baptisia australis, commonly known as Blue False Indigo—a botanical masterpiece that effortlessly combines beauty and resilience in your garden. Renowned for its striking, indigo-blue blossoms and unique, lupine-like foliage, this perennial gem adds a touch of elegance to any landscape.

  • Vibrant Blue Blooms: Be prepared to be mesmerized by the stunning, upright spikes of deep blue flowers that adorn your garden in late spring to early summer. The intense colour and distinctive pea-like blossoms make Baptisia australis a standout feature.
  • Lupine-Like Foliage: The Blue False Indigo doesn't just stop at its blossoms—its blue-green, trifoliate leaves resemble those of the lupine plant, creating an attractive and textured backdrop even when not in bloom.
  • Hardy and Low-Maintenance: Thriving in a variety of soil types, Baptisia australis is a hardy perennial that withstands challenging conditions, including drought and poor soils. Once established, it requires minimal care, making it an ideal choice for low-maintenance gardens.
  • Long-Lasting Beauty: Enjoy the beauty of Blue False Indigo throughout the growing season. The flowers give way to dark seed pods that persist well into winter, providing visual interest and texture long after the blooming period.
  • Butterfly and Bee Magnet: As a native plant, Baptisia australis attracts pollinators like bees and butterflies, contributing to the biodiversity of your garden while supporting local ecosystems.
  • Versatile Landscaping: Whether planted as a focal point in a garden bed, as a border plant, or as part of a mixed perennial garden, Blue False Indigo adapts seamlessly to various landscaping styles, adding depth and dimension to your outdoor space.
  • Disease Resistance: With its natural resistance to pests and diseases, Baptisia australis maintains its beauty without the need for excessive chemical interventions, ensuring a healthy and eco-friendly garden environment.

Transform your outdoor space into a sanctuary where elegance meets resilience with this exceptional perennial.


Height: 38"
Spread: 24"

Full Sun to Part Shade

Used in Mixed Borders, Drought Tolerant, Deer Resistant, Cut Flower, Rabbit Deterrent, Award Winning

Perennial:  Zone 2

Sold in a 1 gal container

Photo courtesy of Van Noort Bulb Co. Ltd.