Image courtesy of  Walters  Gardens Inc.

Latin Name:
Baptisia australis

Common Name:
False Indigo

Perennial Flower ~ S/PtSh ~ 3' ~ spring to summer ~ blue legume-like flowers ~ does not like lime ~ blue-green foliage ~ shrub-like ~ attractive black seedpods ~ very long lived ~ ATTRACTS BUTTERFLIES ~ a tough, drought tolerant native ~ deer resistant

Optimal Care:
After flowering cut back plants by one third.  This prevents flopping and maintains a neat appearance.  The disadvantage of this is that you will not get the beautiful black seed pods.  Plants may be cut back to the ground in late fall or spring.

Zone 3