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False indigo

by Diane - May 21st, 2013.
Filed under: Crocus.

Will grow to 1.5m tall and spread is 0.6m making this a great filler plant. It’ll self seed too and spread so is perfect for a garden with plenty of space that you want to fill with these beautiful flowers.

Baptisia australis (false Indigo)
Position: full sun Soil: deep, moist but well-drained, neutral to acid soil Rate of growth: average Flowering period: June Flower colour: dark indigo-blue Other features: the flowers are followed by dark grey seed- pods; mid- to deep green leaves Hardiness: fully hardy Upright spikes of dark indigo-blue, pea-like flowers in June, often flecked white or cream. False indigo is perfect for a well-drained border or a dry, sunny bank. Resist the temptation to cut the plant back in autumn since the seed-pods and slender stems look wonderful frosted in the winter garden. Garden care: Lift and divide large colonies in early spring