Baptisia tinctoria, Yellow Wild Indigo

Baptisia tinctoria, Yellow Wild Indigo
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  • Item #: PP5
  • Attractive Flowers:
  • Average - Dry soil:
  • Average to moist soil:
  • Average Wildlife Value:
  • Beneficial Insects:
  • Butterflies:
  • Drought tolerant:
  • Drought Tolerant:
  • Dry-Moist Soil:
  • Full - Part Sun (6+ hours of sun):
  • Herbaceous plant:
  • Hummingbirds:
  • Moist Soil:
  • Native To Mountain Regions:
  • Native to Piedmont Regions:
  • Part Sun - Part Shade :
  • Perennial:
  • Pollinator support:
  • Sandy soil, coarse texture:
  • Songbirds:
  • Status not yet determined- :
  • Threatened / Endangered:
  • Full Sun:
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Price $6.00
5 or more $4.50 each
20 or more $2.75 each
50 or more $1.10 each
100 or more $1.00 each
Native Range: Eastern United States
Zone: 3 to 9
Height: 2.00 to 3.00 feet
Spread: 2.00 to 3.00 feet
Bloom Time: May to June
Bloom Description: Yellow to cream colored
Sun: Full sun to part shade
Water: Dry to medium
Maintenance: Low
Suggested Use: Naturalize
Flower: Showy
Attracts: Butterflies
Tolerate: Drought, Erosion, Dry Soil


Easily grown in average, dry to medium, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Best in full sun. Tolerates drought and poor soils.

Native Habitat: dry open woods and clearings, sandy acidic soil 
Growing Conditions
Water Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
CaCO3 Tolerance: High
Soil Description: Loam, Sand
Use Medicinal: Root tea used as emetic and purgative, cold tea to stop vomiting. Poultice of the root was used for toothaches,
to allay inflammation; wash used for cuts, wounds, bruises and sprains. (Foster & Duke) 
Root steeped in water used as antiseptic wash for wounds (Weiner) 

Value to Beneficial Insects
Special Value to Native Bees
Special Value to Bumble Bees

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