• Shelley Barnett

Plant Profile: Baptisia

False Indigo


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  • long blooming native

  • tough, virtually pest- and disease-free

  • attractive foliage with intriguing seedpods, a long season of interest

  • full sun with well-drained soil

  • member of the legume family, fixes nitrogen in the soil

  • many hybrid caltivars, full sun to part shade



















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