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False Indigo

Baptisia australis

Picture of False Indigo

This United States native always seems to look good. The bright purple flowers appear in spring, and the foliage stays clean throughout the season. Historically, the flowers were used as a sustitute for indigo dyes; thus the name.

Light Requirement: Full Sun
Cold Hardiness: Zone 3
Height: 3 to 4
Spread: 3 to 3
Flower: Indigo-purple. Mid to late spring.
Foliage: Light green.
Form: Mounding.