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This smoky-purple Baptisia makes a strong statement in a perennial bed, hedge or as a speciman planting.

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Baptisia might just be the perfect Midwest plant! Here's why: http://www.midwestliving.com/blog/life/the-one-native-perennial-everyone-should-plant/ #gardening #garden

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False Indigo Type: Perennials Height: Tall 3' (Plant 3' apart) Bloom Time: Early Summer to Summer Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Mostly Sunny Zones: 3-9 Find Your Zone Soil Condition: Normal, Acidic, Sandy Flower Color / Accent: Blue / Blue

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from The Gardening Cook

How to Grow Baptista Australis

Wild indigo - Baptista Australis - easy to grow and drought resistant perennial. http://thegardeningcook.com/how-to-grow-baptista-australis/

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from White Flower Farm

Growing Baptisia (Wild Indigo)

These substantial plants are very long–lived and vigorous. Initially a bit slow to establish, Baptisias are also tough and drought tolerant, requiring little maintenance.