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Baptisia alba var. macrophylla (white false indigo) Baptisia alba var. macrophylla (white false indigo)
Baptisia alba var. macrophylla - white false indigo from North Creek Nurseries

Baptisia alba var. macrophylla

white false indigo

(syn. Baptisia leucantha)

white flowers extend above trifoliate, bluish-green leaves
flowers give way to ornamental black seed pods, excellent for dried flower arrangements

A tall and lovely prairie native with long spikes of pure white flowers from May to Mid-June.  Easy and long-lived, it is native from New York to Minnesota, Texas to Mississippi.

SIZE
Baptisia alba var. macrophylla LP50 - 50 per flat Availability
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Height

24-48 Inches

Spread

24-30 Inches

Spacing

18-24 Inches

Bloom Color

White

USDA Hardiness Zone 3-9

white false indigo Interesting Notes

B. alba var. macrophylla occurs in prairies, open woods, glades, waste areas and along streambanks. -Missouri Botanic

Baptisia alba var. macrophylla Growing and Maintenance Tips

Easily grown in full sun and will tolerate drought and poor soil.  Plants develop deep, extensive root systems - should not be disturbed once established.

It is effective used in borders, cottage gardens, prairies, meadows, native plant gardens, and in naturalized settings. Best as a specimen or in small groups.

Good Substitutions

false blue indigo Baptisia australis

Key Characteristics & Attributes

Full Sun
Full Sun
Part Sun
Part Sun
Pollinator-friendly
Pollinator-friendly
Songbird-friendly
Songbird-friendly
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Cut Flower
Cut Flower

Additional Information

Soil Moisture Needs
Average
Well-Drained
Dry
Plug Type
Landscape Plug™
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Late Spring / Early Summer
Green Infrastructure
Meadow/Prairie
Attributes
Native to North America
Ornamental Foliage
Propagation Type
Vegetative