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Baptisia australis   

48" flower spikes, bearing lavender-blue, pea-shaped blossoms, rise above compact, shrub-like, bluish green foliage. Flowers are followed by inflated seed pods that are useful for dried flower arrangements. Great for the back of the border or in a naturalized garden setting. 2010 Perennial Plant of the Year.

    Common Name:False Indigo
    Hardiness Zones:3-8
    Deer Resistant:Yes
Growing Tips: Plant in average, well drained soil.

About Baptisia: Baptisia is an American native with many new cultivars and colors that are easy to grow. It's not prone to insects or disease. Planted alone as a focal point or mid to back border, its lupine-like flowers attract butterflies. A first time gardener would enjoy it as much as a seasoned gardener.