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Baptisia australis

One of my favourite perennials for almost any colour border. It flowers all summer and then, with flowers picked or dead-headed, it gives you excellent silvery foliage through the autumn.
1

10 seeds

1 x 9cm pot

3 x 9cm pots

Delivery:

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sow Under Cover
Direct Sow/ Plant Out
Flowers/ Harvest

Details:

Type
Perennial
Position
Border (Middle)
Soil
Acid - Neutral
Flowers
May - July
Height
1.2m (4ft)
Group/Species
australis
Common name
Blue False Indigo
Moisture
Moist but Well-drained
Aspect
Full Sun
Spread
1.2m (4ft)
Cultivation
Sow August - September. Soak seeds overnight in hot water. Sow onto gritty soil-free compost, and cover with a little grit. Place in a cold frame over the winter and plant out in a sunny spot in the middle of the border.

Description

One of my favourite perennials for almost any colour border, with rich, deep indigo-blue, pea-like flowers. It flowers all summer and then, with flowers picked or deadheaded, it gives you excellent silvery foliage through the autumn and well into November. This picks well too.

Care Tips

Deahead to prolong flowering but leave some at the end of summer to develop seed heads for winter decoration. Drought-resistant once established. Prefers not to be disturbed but large clumps may be divided in spring.