'Wayne's World' White Baptisia - A Great Deer resistant, Native Flower!


White False Indigo (Baptisia alba var. macrophylla ) is a long lived, slow growing prairie plant that is a showpiece in bloom. It likes sun, can thrive in many kinds of soil and is 3' - 5' tall...It blooms from June  through July and has a long taproot which ensures its drought tolerance and longevity. Hardy to Zones 4 - 9.


Another native variety is Baptisia alba var. alba or thick pod wild indigo. It is easily recognizable due to it's large black pendant seed pods. It grows to 3-4' tall.   Best in deep, neutral to acid soils. 


Recently Tony Avent of Plant Delights Nursery introduced Baptisia alba var. alba 'Wayne's World' that he calls 'Wayne's World' Redneck Lupine. It is a more reliable bloomer and forms a full, upright, deer-resistant clump to 4' tall.

 In May and June it is topped with 18" long spikes of white flowers that stand out against long, deep purple stems and blue-green foliage. A vigorous grower, it looks fresh even in drought conditions. Zone: 4-8

 
You can plant 'Wayne's World' White False Indigo in a wildflower garden, in a perennial bed or by the seashore...It is a great native, butterfly attractor that is outstanding in a mixed bed.


 

A word of caution : it sets out a deep taproot so it is not easily moved!
 


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