Description

**Pre-orders are for local pickup only. We do not ship plants. Please double check your location and ensure you are able to pick up your plants in the spring (available for pickup starting May 11th). Specify pickup date in 'notes' when completing your order.

Growing Requirements:

  • Thrives in well-drained soil
  • Prefers full sun to partial shade
  • Adaptable to various soil types, including sandy and loamy soils
  • Drought tolerant once established
  • Hardy in USDA zones 4-9

Features:

The Wild White Indigo (Baptisia alba) is a captivating perennial herbaceous plant known for its elegant spikes of creamy white flowers and attractive blue-green foliage. Its flowers bloom in late spring to early summer, creating a stunning display that attracts pollinators like bees and butterflies. This native plant adds beauty and charm to any garden or natural landscape.

Mature Size and Form:

In optimal conditions, the Wild White Indigo can reach a height of 3 to 4 feet with a spread of 2 to 3 feet. It forms a bushy, upright clump, with its sturdy stems rising from a central base, providing a vertical accent in garden beds or prairie plantings.

Benefits to the Local Ecosystem:

The Wild White Indigo offers several ecological benefits, enriching the local ecosystem and supporting biodiversity:

  • Pollinator Attraction: Its flowers provide nectar and pollen for bees, butterflies, and other pollinators, promoting pollination and supporting local wildlife.
  • Nitrogen Fixation: Like other members of the legume family, Wild White Indigo has the ability to fix nitrogen in the soil, improving soil fertility and health.
  • Wildlife Habitat: The dense foliage of Wild White Indigo provides cover and nesting sites for birds and small mammals, enhancing the overall habitat diversity.
  • Erosion Control: The deep root system of Wild White Indigo helps stabilize soil and prevent erosion, making it well-suited for erosion-prone areas or slopes.
  • Low Maintenance: Once established, Wild White Indigo is relatively low-maintenance, requiring minimal watering and care, making it an excellent choice for naturalistic landscapes or wildflower gardens.