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Baptisia alba var. alba

Native Plants

White Wild Indigo

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Summary

White wild indigo is an elegant, long-lived perennial that is very drought tolerant. It forms 3-4′ tall multi-stemmed clumps and is a striking specimen for the flower border or naturalized in the meadow. The white terminal flower spikes of white wild indigo contrast beautifully with its strongly ascending smoky purple stems in early summer. It prefers full sun to partial shade and deep loamy, well-drained, alkaline soils, though it is tolerant of a lower pH range. White wild indigo combines well in the garden with Asclepias tuberosa, Schizachyrium scoparium, Andropogon virginicus, Packera anonyma, Phlox pilosa, and Penstemon digitalis.


More Details

  • Plant Type
    perennial 
  • Sun/Shade Conditions
    full-sun 
  • Foliage Character
    deciduous 
  • Soil Moisture
    average, dry 
  • Flowering Period
    late-spring
  • Soil PH
    adaptable 
  • Flower Color
    white 
  • Summer Foliage Color
    green 
  • Fall Foliage Color
    green 
  • Fruit/Seed Color
    black