Baptisia alba - White False Indigo

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    Baptisia alba - White False Indigo

    SKU: C11910

    $4.95

     

    One of the longest living wildflowers, a mature White False Indigo plant practically jumps out of the ground in the spring, growing up to four feet in just a few days! White False Indigo forms striking charcoal-gray stems with blue-green leaves and white pea-like blossoms that are dazzling from quite a distance. This wildflower hosts many species of butterflies, bumblebees pollinate the flowers and the caterpillars of several skippers, butterflies and moths feed on the foliage. Baptisia alba has a very deep tap-root and does not transplant well once established.

    After the first frost, the entire shrub-like plant turns black, creating a stunning contrast to the copper-colour of Little Bluestem or the remaining yellow of Showy Goldenrod in the fall landscape.

    Baptisia alba has a very deep tap-root and does not transplant well once established.

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      White
      Early Summer
      Sun to Pt Shade
      2' - 5'
      Sand to Clay
      Med. to Moist
    Approx. 20 seeds per pack - 80 seeds per gram

    Attracts Butterflies!
    Deer Resistant!
    Makes Great Cut Flowers!

    All Wildflower Farm seeds are hardy through growing zone 3, organic and non-GMO.

    SEED GERMINATION INFO


    Indoors: Cold, moist stratification. Start at least 5 weeks before outdoor night temperatures are reliably in the 10 C (50 F) range. Mix the seed with a slightly moistened, sterile, soil-less growing mix. Put this in a labelled, sealed plastic bag and store in a refrigerator for one day. The next day place this in the freezer for one day. Repeat this for one week, alternating between the fridge and the freezer. After stratifying, plant seed 0.64 cm (1/4 inch) deep in pots. Keep moist but not soggy and very warm (21 C - 70 F). When seedlings are 5 cm (2 inches) tall or more, transplant into the garden spaced 30 cm (1 foot) apart.

    Outdoors: Plant seed 0.64 cm (1/4 inch) deep in a prepared seed bed in late fall so that the seed overwinters and germinates naturally in spring.

    Outdoors Alternative: In late fall through to mid-winter fill plastic pots with a slightly moistened, sterile, soil-less growing mix. Plant seed 0.64 cm (1/4 inch) deep in pots and label the pots. Place them outdoors in an area where they will experience the snow and cold of winter. The seed will germinate in the pots in spring as the weather warms up. Be sure to water the pots regularly in spring and once the plants are 5 cm (2 inches) tall, transplant them into your garden.