Niche Gardens - North Carolina (NC) Native Pants

Baptisia tinctoria


Full Sun
Partial Shade
Drought Tolerant
Cut Flowers
Attracts Butterflies

Baptisia tinctoria (Fabaceae)
(bap-TIS-ee-ah tink-TOR-ee-ah)
Yellow Wild Indigo

Neatly rounded plants bear upright racemes of banana yellow pea-flowers in spring. In the wild, this lovely species is concentrated in eastern TX, OK, AR, and eastward along the Gulf Coast. With a taproot that goes to China and an iron constitution, it thrives in well-drained, lean and gravelly soils. A real show-stopper, and well worth the time it takes to get established.

Bloom color: bright-yellow
Bloom period: early-summer
Height: 2-3'
Spread: 2-3'
Zones: 3-9

Container size: Qt.
Price: $12
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