Baptisia australis (Blue False Indigo)

Indigo blue flowers that resemble lupin grow in spike formation on grey green foliage. Flowers give way to swollen seed pods. Slow growth rate.

Blooms mid to late spring
3-4 ft tall x 3-4 ft wide
HARDY to -30°F (-34°C)
Drought tolerant
Deer and rabbit resistant
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds

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Zone Zone 3
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade
Moisture Low to Moderate Moisture
Native to Native

Bright orange/yellow flowers bloom on top of tall hairy stems, and give way to seed pods. Leaves are speared and narrow. Despite it’s common name, this particular species of milkweed has no milky sap. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid summer to early fall
1-3 ft tall x 1-3 ft wide
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Deer resistant
Attracts hummingbirds, bees, and butterflies
Drought resistant
Moderate salt tolerance

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Vivid daisy-like flowers sporting rosy purple petals that surround a red-orange cone bloom on top of strong stems. Rapid growth rate.

Use as cut or dried flowers. Be sure to keep some flowers in the garden over winter, as the blackened heads provide cold-season garden interest, as well as food for finches and other winter birds.

Blooms mid-spring to summer
2-4 ft tall x 1-2 ft spread
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant

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A myriad of glistening blue flowers are tightly packed on spiny, pincushion-like blooms and silver blue stems that rise above smooth blue green, deeply toothed, textured leaves. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid-summer
2-3 ft tall x 1-2 ft spread
Attracts bees and butterflies
Drought tolerant
Deer and rabbit resistant
Salt tolerant

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Bright yellow, brown cone, leaves covered with bristly hairs, moderate growth rate, blooms early summer to early fall, full sun to partial shade, 2-3 ft tall x 2-3 ft wide.

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Yellow flowers, dark green foliage, scent of anise(black licorice) when bruised. blooms late summer to mid fall. 2-4 ft tall x 1-2 ft wide, moderate growth rate, full sun to partial shade.

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Blue green, red brown blooms, moderate growth rate, blooms mid summer to early fall, full sun to partial shade.

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Clusters of rosy pink flowers held above dark green foliage with creamy white margins.

Blooms early summer to late summer
1 ft tall x 2 ft wide
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Attracts butterflies

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Upright narrow blooms of sky blue and light yellow bicolour on bright green foliage. Slow growth rate.

Blooms early summer
4-4.5 ft tall x 3-4 ft wide
Drought tolerant
Deer and rabbit resistant
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds

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