BAPTISTA australis

Indigo, False –

0122 Easily grown in average, dry to medium, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Best in full sun. Tolerates drought and poor soils. Over time, plants develop slowly expanding clumps with deep and extensive root systems, and should not be disturbed once established. May be grown from seed, but takes several years to establish. Plants take on more of a shrubby appearance and tend to open up after bloom. Trimming or shearing foliage after bloom helps maintain rounded plant appearance and obviates a possible need for staking, but eliminates the developing seed pods which are so attractive.

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Indigo, False

Perennial

Spring, Summer
Purple

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Yes
36-48″
24-36″

Site Selection
Easily grown in average, dry to medium, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Best in full sun. Tolerates drought and poor soils.

Planting Instructions
May be grown from seed, but takes several years to establish. Plants take on more of a shrubby appearance and tend to open up after bloom.

Care
Over time, plants develop slowly expanding clumps with deep and extensive root systems, and should not be disturbed once established. Trimming or shearing foliage after bloom helps maintain rounded plant appearance and obviates a possible need for staking, but eliminates the developing seed pods which are so attractive.

Companion Plants
Alchemilla, Lupinus, Digitalis, Salvia, Paeonia, Oenothera and Geranium.

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