Tennessee Smart Yards Native Plants

A comprehensive database of Tennessee native plants

Wild Blue Indigo

Wild Blue Indigo

Baptisia australis

Prefers full sun but will tolerate some shade, moderately wet to medium moisture level, most soils including rocky and clay, neutral to slightly alkaline pH.  3 ft. height, blooms spring to summer, blue flowers, will re-seed if planted under optimum conditions.

Germination Code:  C(10), H, I

Native Region:  Isolated counties in the Central Basin plus Scott, Hancock, and Hamilton counties

Striking and long-lived favorite perennial. Forms a large, bush-like plant at maturity. Over time plants develop a deep and extensive root system so it is best left undisturbed and not transplanted. May be grown from seed but takes several years to establish.  Effective when used as a specimen plant or planted in groups. Attracts butterflies.


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