Baptisia alba - White Wild Indigo

Baptisia alba - White Wild Indigo

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White Wild Indigo is a showstopper in both garden beds and larger scale plantings. Noticeably tall, it can reach heights up to 6 feet. In landscape designs, this can work well as a backdrop plant along with some other taller species.

The smooth stems are generally light green to reddish purple. The white flowers are held on erect spike-like racemes and are quite showy. Bloom time ranges from mid-spring to early summer. Preference is for full sun, dry to mesic soils.

Generally found in less disturbed sites partially due to the large heavy seeds that do no travel far.  This plant is great for bumblebees. Seeds may germinate the first year, but may take up to 3 years to flower. Both White Wild Indigo and Blue False Indigo are considered deer resistant.

How To Plant White Wild Indigo Seeds:

Direct sow seeds into prepared soil in late fall once soil temps are below 50 degrees (usually mid to late November). Can also be planted in winter during natural freeze/thaw cycles and early spring. Plant shallow, no deeper than 1/8 to 1/4 inch deep and lightly rake to work seed in. Plant in full sun to partial shade. Can take 3 growing seasons to fully establish.

Seed Info

Seed Envelopes contain approximately 0.02 ounces of seed and cover about 5 to 10 square feet. 

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Flower Color: White

Height: 3 to 4 Feet

Light Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade

Soil Hydrology: Dry to Wet Soils

Bloom Time: June to July

Plant Type: Perennial

Stratification: Cold Moist (CM) 45 Days or Warm Moist (WM) 30 Days

Attracts: Bees, Pollinators

Product Code: BAP02F