Baptisia australis is a beautiful North American perennial plant that is tough, drought tolerant and very attractive. I think its one of the most spectacular plants we grow. In early Spring, new seasons growth emerges from a Winter dormancy, looking like giant Asparagus spears with lovely blue-green foliage tones. Over a few weeks these spears develop into sizeable clumps around 100 to 120cm tall and as much across. The sizeable flower spikes emerge in mid- to late-Spring and are made up of masses of indigo-blue pea like flowers which can last for many weeks. When the blooms are finished and the pollinators have done their job, black seed pods slowly swell and mature adding further interest. The vase-shaped clump is a neat, tidy shape even when flowering has finished. Baptisia should be left untouched in the ground for years so they fulfill their impressive potential. Over the years the clump will become bigger, broader and taller. Plant in full sun and in any ordinary soil. It really is an eye-catching garden must-have. Our plants are sold in 10cm pots.
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