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August 24, 2012

Baptisia australis (False Indigo)

Ladies and genteman, your 2010 Perennial of the Year!

baptisia australis false blue indigo perennial

Ladies and genteman, your 2010 Perennial of the Year!  Baptisia, or false indigo, is a perennial of the pea family, which explains the shape of its abundant indigo blue pea-shaped flowers in summer.  This plant can grow to nearly five feet in height and almost as wide so make sure to give it a lot of room.  Native to both Wisconsin and Iowa, Baptisia is very hardy here in Minnesota and quickly becoming on of the most popular perennials.

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