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Baptisia australis 'Purple Smoke'

False Blue Indigo or Wild Indigo

The gray-green foliage of this native plant provides an excellent foundation for the stunning, lavender colored, pea-like flowers. Multiple flowers begin to open at base of the spike and continue upwards for 3-4 weeks.


  • Category:Perennials
  • Hardiness Zone:4-8
  • Height:24-36 Inches
  • Spread:24 Inches

Attributes
Drought Tolerant
Native
Flower Color
Purple
Violet
Best Usage
Border or Bed
Soil Moisture Preference
Dry
Average
Wildlife
Deer Resistant
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Spring
Summer
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Summer
Exposure
Sun
Part Sun
Growth Rate
Slow
Asexual propagation prohibited?
No

The gray-green foliage of this native plant provides an excellent foundation for the stunning, lavender colored, pea-like flowers. Multiple flowers begin to open at base of the spike and continue upwards for 3-4 weeks. Deer resistant and very drought tolerant once established.