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Blue False Indigo

Fact sheet: Blue False Indigo

Presently, Baptisia australis, is grown by many as an ornamental in outdoor flower gardens or as a decorative border. It has become popular because it grows well in many areas outside its native range when planted, does well without watering, requires no fertilizer or pesticide treatments and needs no pruning. The pods have been used in dried flower arrangements. When in bloom the brightly colored blue flowers arranged in spikes make it very attractive. However, a bouquet of fresh cut flowers does not last very long. The flowers and stems turn black as soon as they begin to dry.

View fact sheet: Blue False Indigo

Planted in Nassau County Extension Demonstration Garden

Sold at Nassau County Master Gardener Plant Sale