Friday's Flower: Baptista

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False Indigo is a great go-to plant.  Not only is it extremely hardy but it makes a striking backdrop for your garden.

The flowers grow on spikes similar to the Lupine plant, reaching up to 4’ in height from the mounded plant.  The seed pods give added interest through the fall and winter, hovering over the darkened foliage.

While we usually think of indigo with blue flowers, Baptista varieties also produce flowers of purple, yellow and white.  Both Native Americans and colonists used the flowers were used to dye fabric.

They are resistant to diseases, pests and deer too!

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