Blue False Indigo Picture

Very showy large (1") dark blue or violet lupine-like flowers on erect spikes from May through June, stems emerge in the spring looking like strange asparagus, handsome foliage of bluish clover-like leaves up to 3" long, very interesting 3 inch long inflated seed pods turn from green to black through the season & rattle in the wind, dried seed pods persist on stems through early winter & make a unique addition to flower arrangements (dried & otherwise), great cut flowers, attracts butterflies, host plant for Wild Indigo Duskywing & Zarucco Duskywing Butterfly caterpillars (Erynnis baptisiae & E. zarucco), an interesting plant all season long, it can tolerate poor soil & is quite drought tolerant (the roots go down 8 foot or more over time!), clay tolerant. Awarded 2010 Plant of the Year by the Perennial Plant Association!.

Dry To Moist
Sun To Part Shade
2-4 foot tall
Plant Hardiness Zones: 3a-10b
Deer Resistant

Native Range: VT to WI & NE, south to n TX & GA. Rare in IN, KY, MD, NC & OH

Germination - Easy: Hot soak overnight. Cover lightly. Add Rhizobium inoculant or pinch of garden soil.

Blue False Indigo quart pot $13.25 (Temporarily Sold Out*)

Blue False Indigo Seed Packet $5.00

*We normally carry this item but are temporarily sold out. We expect to have it available again as soon as our plants in production reach sufficient size/maturity or we harvest more seed. In some cases, plants may be recovering from caterpillar damage (Monarchs love our Milkweed), wind or hail damage, rampaging woodchucks, downed trees, or other natural issues. We are constantly updating our web site so please check back again.

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Blue False Indigo Picture

Blue False Indigo Picture