False Indigo


Fabulous spikes of periwinkle pea-flowers with pale yellow keels rise from attractive blue-green foliage in late spring; use this plant for its outstanding display of vertical flowers as an accent in the garden or borders. Starlite Prairieblues™ False Indigo has masses of beautiful spikes of lavender pea-like flowers with white overtones and buttery yellow centers rising above the foliage from late spring to early summer, which emerge from distinctive violet flower buds, and which are most effective when planted in groupings. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its oval leaves remain bluish-green in color throughout the season. The fruits are showy black pods displayed in late summer.

Common Name | Botanical name: blue false indigo | Baptisia 'Starlite'
Zone: 3 to 9
Height: 3 to 4 feet
Spread: 3 to 4 feet
Bloom Time: May to June
Bloom Description: Indigo blue
Sun: Full sun to part shade