Native Plant Database

Callicarpa americana. Photo: Mervin Wallace

Cream Wild Indigo

Baptisia bracteata
Plant Type: Herbaceous Perennials
Native Environment: Savanna / Woodland, Prairie
Season of Interest:
Main Color: Yellow
Fall Color:
Hardy From Zone:
Hardy To Zone:
Sun Exposure 
Full Sun
Soil
Moisture
Dry, Moderate
Nature Attracting
Wildlife Benefit
Butterfly / Moth Host, Butterfly / Moth Nectar
Animal
Resistance
Size

Height:

1 to
2
feet

Spread:

1 to
2
feet
Size
Height: 1 to
2
feet
Spread: 1 to
2
feet
Size
Height: 1 to
2
feet
Spread: 1 to
2
feet
Typical Landscape Use
Establishment and Care Instructions
Full sun to part shade. Well-drained, rocky soils. Prefers acid soils.
Special Features
Special Usage
Dried Flower
Basic Description

Large heads of creamy yellow flowers on drooping stems in late spring. Attractive seed pods are broad, black, and with pointed tips.

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