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 (bap-TEEZ-ee-uh  AL-buh)
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Baptisia alba White Wild Indigo

Habitat Bloom Period Color Height Inches Moisture Plant Spacing Lifespan
Baptisia alba picture White Wild Indigo Baptisia leucantha picture Sun May, June, July White 24 to 60 Inches Dry to Moist 18 to 36 Inches Perennial

photo by cj

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Baptisia alba White Indigo potted plants 
$5.00 each plus boxing & UPS shipping

   Baptisia alba
White Wild Indigo

approximate
number of seeds

approximate coverage
in square feet

1 packet -  $2.50 + shipping

100 25 sq ft

1 ounce - $ 9.50 

1750 117 sq ft

1 pound - $95.00  

28,000  1,870 sq ft

Baptisia alba, the elegant White Wild Indigo, with its spikes of creamy-white flowers towering above dense mounds of sea-green foliage will be an attractive accent plant in your wildflower garden. This hardy perennial is drought tolerant and thrives on neglect due to its deep taproot. White Indigo grows in a variety of conditions ranging from dry to moist but prefers a sunny location with rich well-drained soil.  Baptisia alba's long spikes of large black seed pods are used in flower arrangements and make it an excellent background for other late-flowering perennials. White Wild Indigo is spectacular alone or planted in small groups.

Baptisia alba is an elegant plant occurring naturally in glades, prairies, stream sides, roadsides, and old fields from Mississippi to Texas, north to Ontario, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Nebraska.  Leguminosae (Pea Family) Papilionoideae

Baptisia alba seeds have a hard seed coat, seed germination will be improved after a pretreatment of scarification. Scrape the seed coats with a file, or rub the seeds between 2 sheets of coarse sandpaper. Another method is immersing the seeds in hot water (approximately 180 degrees) letting them soak overnight as the water cools.  White Indigo seeds can also be planted in fall/early winter and nature will do the necessary seed scarification for spring germination.

The map below shows areas where native baptisia alba plants grow wild but it can be planted and will grow over a much wider area than shown.  USDA plant hardiness zones 2 to 9.

Baptisia alba
Wild White Indigo

Alabama
Arkansas
Florida
Georgia
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky

Louisiana
Maryland
Michigan
Minnesota
Nebraska
Missouri
New York
North 

Carolina
Ohio
Oklahoma
South Carolina
Tennessee
Texas
Virginia
Wisconsin

State Distributional Map for Baptisia alba, leucantha ,native wildflower seed

Use the chart below for shipping charges on Baptisia alba White Indigo flower seeds, to order copy the order form or email questions, comments & orders to john@easywildflowers.com 
Please contact us by email for shipping cost on potted plants.

The minimum seed order amount is $10, this can be a combination of different seeds.

subtotal for flower seeds 

shipping charge for seeds

seed orders up to  $20.00    =    $3.00 shipping
$20.01 - $50.00    =    $4.00 shipping
$50.01-$100.00    =    $5.00 shipping

over $100.00    =    5 % of subtotal

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Baptisia alba, Baptisia leucantha wild white indigo Plant distribution map complements of USDA, NRCS. 2001. The PLANTS Database, Version 3.1
  (http://plants.usda.gov). National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.