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Baptisia alba var. alba

White Wild Indigo

Item #: 3706

Zones: 5a to 8b, at least

Height: 48" tall

Culture: Sun

Origin: United States

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

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(syn: B. pendula) This is the hard-to-find Southern form of white baptisia, distinguished from other white baptisias, by its large blackened, drooping seed pods. B. alba var. alba emerges in spring to make a large 3' tall x 3' wide mound of blue-green pea-like foliage. In late spring, the clumps are topped with 1-2' tall spikes of pure -white flowers, followed by the unique seed pods. B. alba var. alba makes a great substitute for its more finicky relatives, the lupines.