Wild Indigo

Baptisia tinctoria

Regular price $14.00

Wild Indigo often gets overlooked when compared with its larger-flowered cousins. However, Baptisia tinctoria has many enduring qualities that make it special.

  • The longest flowering Baptisia
  • Compact habit
  • Deer resistant


  • 18 to 24 in. tall
  • 3 to 4 ft. wide
  • Tough and long lived perennial
  • Hardy in USDA hardiness zones 6, 7, 8, and 9

Flowering Period

In central North Carolina the pale yellow flowers start opening mid-to-late May and last for about four weeks.

How to grow

Wild Indigo is easy to cultivate, preferring full sun and well-drained soil to produce strong growth and lots of flowers.

Care and maintenance

Cut back old stems to ground level anytime during the winter and keep weeds from shading.

When will my Wild Indigo plant flower?

Plants are flowering size. Plants purchased after the mid-May will bloom the following year.

Where to plant

Wild Indigo makes a wonderful addition to flower beds and naturalistic plantings where its fine, dissected leaves compliment other plants.

When to plant

Can be planted throughout the year, though the best time is from spring through early fall when plants are actively growing.


Two to three feet apart.

Native habitat and range

Grows in sandhills, in seasonally moist pine flatwoods, and along the edges of woodlands from New York to Florida.

Source and origin

Plants are grown from cuttings collected from a wild population in Pender 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.


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.