Baptisia sphaerocarpa (Yellow Wild Indigo)


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1 Gallon Pot. Native. Baptisia sphaerocarpa, commonly called false indigo (or yellow wild indigo) is an upright, mounded perennial that typically grows 2-3’ tall. It features small, yellow, pea-like flowers (to 1/2” long) in erect racemes (to 12-15”) atop yellowish-green flower stems. Blooms in spring. Flowers give way to inflated spherical seed pods that turn tan to brown when ripe and have considerable ornamental interest.

Common Name: yellow wild indigo
Type: Herbaceous perennial
Family: Fabaceae
Native Range: South-central United States
Zone: 5 to 8
Height: 2.00 to 3.00 feet
Spread: 2.00 to 3.00 feet
Bloom Time: May to June
Bloom Description: Yellow
Sun: Full sun to part shade
Water: Dry to medium
Maintenance: Low
Suggested Use: Rain Garden
Flower: Showy
Attracts: Butterflies
Fruit: Showy
Tolerate: Drought, Erosion, Dry Soil