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Baptisia australis (False Indigo) AGM.

Baptisia australis (False Indigo) AGM.

A favourite perennial in our own garden, grown for its many rich, indigo-blue flowers borne in terminal racemes. Strong upright stems are clothed in blue-green foliage. The genus name derives from the Greek word 'bapto' meaning to dye and refers to the black roots of this genus that yield an inferior form of the dye indigo. Suited to full sun in a good moisture-retentive soil. 90cm (3ft).

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