- Height: 3-5'; 2-4' spread
- Light: Dappled; part shade
- Soil: Dry to medium, well drained
- Pair with: White turtlehead, swamp milkweed
- Resistance: deer, rabbit, standing water
- Fun fact: Children once used the seed pods as rattles. Perennial Plant Association's 2010 Perennial of the Year
- More information and native range here
Wild Indigo, Blue
Pollinator value: High. Larval host for the Wild Indigo Duskywing. Attracts butterflies, bees, beetles, etc.
Baptisia looks good all year, beginning with attractive blue-green leaves and spires of intense blue flowers blooming late spring and extending into summer. After the blooms come the puffy seed pods that emerge green and turn a dark gray by fall. These pods persist well into winter.
Two to three seasons for blooms to appear.