Blue False Indigo
Spring Planting: we begin shipping in late April through May beginning with the warmest hardiness zones, so you receive your products at the proper time for planting.
Baptisia australis. This incredible plant won the 2010 Perennial of the Year Award and for good reason! The charming pea-like flowers are a vivid royal purple and although they have a delicate air, they are incredibly resilient. What we love most about Blue False Indigo, is the greyish-waxy foliage. Height 35-45". No.1 root.
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Planting Perennial Roots:
It is a good idea to soak any bare-root perennials in water for a few hours, but not more than a day, before planting. Add organic matter to the area and provide good drainage unless the plant variety enjoys wet roots. Unless otherwise specified, bare-root perennials are usually planted with the crown (where the shoots meet the roots) an inch below the soil surface. Firm soil gently to eliminate air pockets and water in well. Mark the area clearly since it may be awhile before the plant shows itself.
Plant with the top of the dormant growth points about 1" below the soil, or if the plants are already actively growing just make sure the top of the roots are about 2 to 3" underground. None of the roots or crown should be showing after planting, so some sprouts can be deeper than others which is fine. 36" apart or more - in some conditions we've seen Baptisia reach 4 to 5 feet wide. Mulch lightly after planting. If the crown becomes exposed it should be covered with soil or they tend to struggle or fail to get established.