False Indigo, Wild Indigo
Native to eastern and southern U.S. Tolerate poor, sandy soils and take some drought. Blue-green leaves have three leaflets. Small, sweet pea–shaped blooms in early summer on tall, tapering spikes. Inflated seedpods that follow are attractive in dried arrangements. Clumps gradually increase, but don’t need division; also resent transplanting once established.Baptisia alba
Grows 2–3 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide, with white or creamy white flowers.
Grows to 3–6 ft. tall, 4 ft. wide, with deep blue flowers.
European native for rock gardens or naturalizing. In bulb and leaf, resembles small hyacinth, but 10-i...
From the Mediterranean and western Asia. To 2–3 ft. high and wide, with downy, heart-shaped, too...
Bears salmon pink single blooms on 3-ft. stems from late summer to early fall.