“Biological diversity is the key to the maintenance of the world as we know it.”
~ E.O. Wilson, Biodiversity
Clusters of indigo-blue, pea-like flowers in spikes followed by black pods. Foliage is blue-green and growth habit is shrub-like. A very long-lived perennial.
Part of our Pollinator Buffet plant tag series. The brown-belted bumblebee is a common bee that is attracted to the pollen and nectar of a wide variety of plants.
Easy to grow in average, dry to medium, well-drained soil in full sun. Tolerates drought and poor soils. Takes a few years to become established but is very long-lived.
Borders, prairies, meadows and native plant gardens. Effective in naturalized settings. Best as a specimen or in small groups. Seed pods can be used in dried arrangements.
24 to 36 inches
36 to 48 inches
Season of Interest
Mid (May - June)