Indigo- White Wild (Baptisia alba) (Florida Native)

Indigo- White Wild (Baptisia alba) (Florida Native)

Brand: Whitwam Organics
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Estimated Arrival: Between May 15 and May 20. * ETA for USA only

White Wild Indigo- Baptsia alba

AKA- White Baptsia, White False Indigo

Its native range is widely distributed mainly on the Eastern side of the US from the North to the South - North Florida/Texas

White Wild Indigo has white, pea-like flowers in erect clusters. Velvety, trifoliate leaves turn from bluish-gray to black in the fall. A bushy plant with smooth leaves and white or cream-colored pea flowers in straight clusters. Clusters of large, black seedpods can remain attached to to the dried stems in winter.

White Wild Indigo is a legume, which means it has the ability to fix atmospheric nitrogen. It's long roots make it hard to transplant, but also a robust addition to your butterfly garden. The seeds germinate easily (cold stratification recommended, but not necessary), and the plants grow very quickly to 2-4ft, however you should not expect your first blooms for 3 years.

This plant has been shown deadly to livestock, and can show toxicity in humans, if consumed... don't eat it.

 

 

 

Days to germination

 14-21 days

Days to maturity

3 years

Life cycle

Perennial

Plant time

Fall, or cold stratify wet or dry for 8 weeks and plant in Spring

Spacing

18- 24 inches in well drained soil

Sun

Full sun

Soil temperature

at least 70 degrees 

Optimum soil P.H

not over 6.8

Height

2-4 feet

Harvest

Summer and early fall

White Wild Indigo- Baptsia alba

AKA- White Baptsia, White False Indigo

Its native range is widely distributed mainly on the Eastern side of the US from the North to the South - North Florida/Texas

White Wild Indigo has white, pea-like flowers in erect clusters. Velvety, trifoliate leaves turn from bluish-gray to black in the fall. A bushy plant with smooth leaves and white or cream-colored pea flowers in straight clusters. Clusters of large, black seedpods can remain attached to to the dried stems in winter.

White Wild Indigo is a legume, which means it has the ability to fix atmospheric nitrogen. It's long roots make it hard to transplant, but also a robust addition to your butterfly garden. The seeds germinate easily (cold stratification recommended, but not necessary), and the plants grow very quickly to 2-4ft, however you should not expect your first blooms for 3 years.

This plant has been shown deadly to livestock, and can show toxicity in humans, if consumed... don't eat it.

 

 

 

Days to germination

 14-21 days

Days to maturity

3 years

Life cycle

Perennial

Plant time

Fall, or cold stratify wet or dry for 8 weeks and plant in Spring

Spacing

18- 24 inches in well drained soil

Sun

Full sun

Soil temperature

at least 70 degrees 

Optimum soil P.H

not over 6.8

Height

2-4 feet

Harvest

Summer and early fall