Baptisia australis


Common Name: wild false indigo
Plant Type:Herbaceous
Light (original): sun, part sun
Light Requirements: Sun, Part Sun
Height:3 to 4 feet
Width:3 feet
Duration:Perennial
Habitat:Woodland Edge
Soil Type:moist to dry
Soil Moisture:Mesic, Dry
USDA Zones:4 to 9
Flower Colour:violet blue
Bloom Time:spring
Germination:Seed requires scarification because of an impermeable seed coat.
Seed will germinate upon being shifted to 70°F after 90-140 days of moist, cold stratification at 40°F.
Picture Copyright: Thomas G. Barnes @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Barnes, T.G. & S.W. Francis. 2004. Wildflowers and ferns of Kentucky. University Press of Kentucky.