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Baptisia australis ‘Blue Mound’

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Baptisia australis ‘Blue Mound’ is a compact cultivar with a height similar to ‘Blueberry Sundae’ and Baptisia australis x minor. Despite this, it did become loose late in the summer. The floral display was also inferior  with relatively few inflorescences compared to similar cultivars. Overall, ‘Blueberry Sundae’, which rated among the ten best cultivars in the whole trial, is a better alternative to ‘Blue Mound’.


  • Rating
  • Common Name
    Blue Mound false indigo  
  • Peak Bloom
    5/28/15, 5/19/14, 5/23/13 
  • Flower Size
  • Size
    32” x 65” (H x W) 
  • Size at Flowering
    27” x 42” x 40” (H x W x Flowering Hgt.) 
  • Flowering Duration
    2.5 weeks (’15), 2 wks (‘14), 2.5 wks (‘13) 
  • # of Inflorescences