White False Indigo

Baptisia alba

Regular price $14.00

White False Indigo is a tough and long-lived native perennial with an age measured in decades rather than years. In spring, asparagus-like shoots break through the surface of the soil and flower several weeks later.

  • Durable
  • Deer resistant
  • Drought tolerant

Details

  • 3 to 4 ft. tall and wide
  • Clump forming
  • Hardy in USDA hardiness zones 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9

Flowering period

In central North Carolina, flowering starts between late April and early May and lasts two to three weeks. After flowering, the oblong seed pods swell and turn black when they ripen in early summer.

How to grow

Very easy to grow and establish in a wide variety of soil types; from course sand to orange clay. Full sun ensures strong, vigorous growth and lots of flowers. White False Indigo is a little slow to establish, and it puts its energy into root growth for the first season or two, before the top growth takes off.

Care and maintenance

Resilient and carefree, just cut old stems down to the ground anytime during the winter.

White False Indigo as it emerges in spring through to full flower in an 18 second time lapse video

Where to plant

White False Indigo looks spectacular in both formal gardens and naturalized areas, meadows and at the edge of the woods.

When to plant

Anytime. Plants actively grow from spring through late summer, and growth slows in the fall.

When will my plant flower?

Plants are flowering size, but may take a year to settle into their new home before flowering.

Native habitat and range

At the edge of dry, sandy woods from North Carolina through northern Florida.

Source and origin

Plants are grown from cuttings at the nursery. The original plants were grown from seeds collected from a population growing close to the Neuse River in Wayne County, North Carolina.

 State Cost per order
GA, MD, NC, SC, and VA $10.00
AL, CT, DE, IL, IN, KY, MA, MI, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, TN, VT, and WV $12.00
AR, FL, IA, LA, ME, MO, MS, NH, and WI $14.00
CO, KS, MN, NE, ND, OK, SD, and TX $15.00

 

Sorry, we can't ship plants outside of the continental United States or to AK, AZ, CA, HI, ID, NM, NV, OR, and WA, due to agriculture restrictions.

How long will it take to get my order?

All plants are shipped from our nursery in central North Carolina. Most orders ship at the start of the week. Depending on destination, orders placed after Tuesday may be shipped the following week.

Can I get my plants shipped at later date?

Yes, in the shopping cart select the week you would like your order to be shipped on.

What shipping carriers do you use?

USPS Priority Mail and UPS Ground for larger orders.

Do you guarantee your plants?

We guarantee our plants to be healthy, ready for planting, and correctly named. We are not able to guarantee whether a plant will grow in your garden as there are too many circumstances that are beyond our control.

On rare occasions, a plant shipped dormant may fail to emerge from its dormancy. If this happens, please let us know.

If you are concerned about a plant, please contact us within 14 days to let us know. If we can’t help you make it grow, we’ll send you a new plant or issue a refund.

Returns

Unfortunately, due to the perishable nature of plants, they can’t be returned for a refund. If your plants arrive damaged or you are unhappy with them, please let us know straight away.

Can I order over the phone?

Sorry, we're unable to take orders over the phone at this time.

What about sales tax?

We propagate our own plants and are not required to collect North Carolina sales tax.

Where can I find information about your plants?

Here are some FAQ on how we grow plants.