Phonetic: bap-TEE-zee-uh aw-STRAL-iss
With its shrub like form, this beautiful blue spring bloomer also has foliage that will complement summer flowering plants. When planting give Blue Wild Indigo plenty of space. It is slow to develop, concentrating on developing its deep tap root system the first few years. After establishment this perennial does not transplant well. A nice choice for a formal garden, it is not only a valuable nectar source for a number of bees and butterflies, but it is also a host plant to numerous butterflies.
- Hardiness Zone: 4-9
- Native Northeast Region: USDA Plant Database
- Sun Exposure: Full to Partial
- Flower Color: Blue
- Bloom Time: May, June, July
- Soil Type: Medium - Wet
- Mature Plant Size: 3-4'H, 3-4'W
- Plant Spacing: 2'
- Host Plant: Frosted Elfin, Eastern Tailed Blue, Wild Indigo Dusty Wing
- Attracts: Bees, butterflies
- Advantages: Deer resistant, drought tolerant, long lived
- Landscape Uses: Cottage garden, mass planting, perennial border, pollinator garden, prairie
- Companion Plants: Black Eyed Susan, Butterfly Weed, Purple Coneflower, Foxglove Beardtongue
- Deer Resistant