Botanical Name: Baptisia australis

Additional Notes:

Another native plant with blue flowers, this plant has many positive qualities and yet is still underused in the garden. It flowers in early Summer in PEI, is tolerant both of drought and poor soil. The highly decorative seed pods turn black and create an interesting contrast with the medium textured grey/blue/green foliage. I was delighted to discover that the leaves turned a true black after the first hard frost, and we had many positive comments on how attractive and interesting it was. This is a larger perennial, growing in a neat mound about 36 inches in diameter, best suited for the rear of of the border where it can serve as a long lived anchor plant. Beautiful with white peonies.