Botanical Name Baptisia ‘Lavender Stardust’
Common Name False Indigo
Type Perennial
Exposure Sun to Part Shade
Size for Description 3 to 3.5 ft by 3.5 to 4 ft
Bloom Time Early Summer
Flower Color Violet-Blue
Fall Color  
Growth Rate  
Butterflies yes
Deer Resistant Rarely damaged by deer
Drought Tolerant yes
Moisture Lover  
Native yes
Walnut Tolerant  
Wet Areas  
Comment  extremely long, 18” flower spikes that extend high above the full, wide clump of foliage.
Care After flowering you may cut back plants by one third if they flop. This 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 4