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  • false indigo
  • Eventual height: 1.5m
  • Eventual spread: 1.2m

Baptisia australis

false indigo

5 year guarantee RHS award of garden merit
9cm pot £7.99
9cm pot £7.99
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This perennial dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: April to June
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Upright spikes of mauve to dark indigo-blue, pea-like flowers in June, often flecked white or cream. False indigo is perfect for a well-drained border or a dry, sunny bank. Resist the temptation to cut the plant back in autumn since the seed-pods and slender stems look wonderful frosted in the winter garden.

  • Garden care: Drought tolerant once established, however keep new plants well watered. Lift and divide large colonies in early spring.
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