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Blue false indigo

Baptisia australis 

The perennial features bluish purple, pea-like flowers which appear in late springThe flowers appear to sit atop a mound of bluish green foliage. It is easily grown in average, dry to medium, well-drained soil in full sun and is exceptionally drought tolerant once establishedBlue false indigo develops a large taproot and is best left undisturbed once established.

Photo Credit: Eric Hunt, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Bloom Time: Late Spring

Bloom Color: Blue

Light: Full Sun

Soil: Sandy

Moisture Needs: Well-Drained, Average

Size: Medium

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