Baptisia australis

Full Sun
Soil Type:
Moist But Well-Drained
Soil Type:
Mainly dry

See full plant description below.

Plant Details

From the USA in 1758 comes this attractive member of the pea family. Tall spikes of rich blue pea flowers from June onwards.

Height: 1m

Common name(s): False Indigo; Horse Fly Weed

Synonyms: Baptisia caerulea; Baptisia confusa; Baptisia minor; Baptisia versicolor


Picture 1 By CC BY-SA 3.0,

Picture 2 By Jean-Pol GRANDMONT - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,

All our plants are supplied in at least 9x10cm pots. Plants in this size pot establish quickly in the garden and often outpace plants planted in bigger pots at the same time. We do not sell 'plug plants' because those need to be grown on before planting. Our potted plants can be planted immediately, unless otherwise noted, or you can leave them in their pots until you are ready to plant. We grow everything we sell ourselves, in our nursery in the Buckinghamshire countryside.