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Baptisia minor coll. #A1T-008

Wild Blue Indigo

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Item #: 3616

Zones: 3a to 9b

Dormancy: Winter

Height: 18" tall

Culture: Sun

Origin: United States

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

(syn: B. australis var. minor) If you have only grown B. australis, then you've missed one of the best members of the genus. This little known cousin is actually a superior B. australis look-alike. Take a B. australis, shrink the leaves and plant to about half-size, attach an 18-24" flower spike atop the clump, which is loaded with blue-lavender flowers in mid-April until early May, and you have B. minor. In the summer, the enormous black pods add garden interest as they cling to the sturdy old flower spikes. This offering was grown from seed from our wild collection, just north of Dallas, TX.