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Baptisia alba
Baptisia alba
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Baptisia alba

White False Indigo

USDA Zone: 4-9

Plant number: 1.095.100

(=Baptisia pendula) This is a cousin to the Lupine, with similar spikes of pea-like flowers in late spring. Native to the South-eastern USA, White False Indigo is a sturdy, long-lived plant, although it takes a few years to reach mature size. This species is a real beauty, with white flowers contrasting against charcoal-grey stems. Blue-green foliage forms a sturdy, upright mound. Flowers are excellent for cutting. Plants will tolerate a wide range of soil conditions, from moist to dry. Also tolerates summer heat and humidity. Seed pods are interesting for dried flower arrangements.

Further details for
Baptisia alba

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
  Dry or
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Grey Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Attracts Butterflies
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Dried Flower
  Drought Tolerant
  Rabbit Resistant
  Wild Flower
   75-90 cm
   29-35 inches
   75-90 cm
   29-35 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.