• Current height: seedlings
  • Mature height: 3-5'; 2-4' spread
  • Light: Dappled; part shade
  • Soil: Good drainage; occasionally wet
  • Pair with: White turtlehead, swamp milkweed
  • Resistance: deer, rabbit, standing water
  • Fun fact: Perennial Plant Association's 2010 Perennial of the Year 
  • Photo: Creative Commons
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Wild Indigo, Blue

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  • 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.