Blue Indigo

Baptisia Seed


The Blue Indigo Baptisia is the most popular Baptisias around as it provides early deep blue blooms in a beautiful bushy shape. This flower variety produces very attractive deep blue blooms and great bushy foliage that can be enjoyed all summer long. The Blue Indigo can grow up to 4′ in height and its branching habit make wide spacing advisable in home landscaping.


Learning Download: How to Grow Baptisia

Baptisia, also Blue Indigo or False Indigo, is an excellent option for beginning gardeners because it is an easy-to-care for perennial. Although it is a perennial flower, the dense leaves can give it a shrub-like appearance, which makes it an excellent landscape filler.

Before Planting: Baptisia does best when grown in well-drained soils in USDA Hardiness Zones 5-9. Be sure to select a spot in your garden where you known Baptisia is going to stay because it doesn’t transplant well.

Planting: It is best to plant fresh seeds, but it planting hardened seeds, store in the refrigerator for 6 to 10 weeks before planting. Then, scarify the seeds by wearing them down with sandpaper or cutting them slightly with a knife and then soak the seeds in water for 24 hours and begin them indoors.

Watering: Be sure to keep the soil moist.

Fertilizer: Use a balanced fertilizer in the spring and some supplemental fertilizing in the summer.

Days to Maturity: Baptisia will begin to bloom mid-April and will last until fall.

Harvesting: Baptisia foliage, along with its blooms, can make for great contrast and add a different height when arranged in bouquets.

Tips: Never add lime to your soil near Baptisia since it prefers slightly acidic soil to grow in.

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