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Baptisia bracteata (Cream Wild Indigo)

Baptisia bracteata (Cream Wild Indigo)
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The Cream Wild Indigo is among the earliest prairie species to bloom.  The cream to light yellow flowers are very showy and will turn into inconspicuous light green seed pods (see images) which then turn to blue-black in the fall.  The attractive green-gray leaves have small white hairs and will turn almost black after a frost.  Both the seed pods and the foliage will provide interest throughout the seasons.  Cream Indigo thrives in well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. The flowers of Cream Indigo are essential for queen bumblebees as they are one of the first to come out of hibernation in the spring.

It is also called Longbract Wild Indigo, Cream False Indigo and Baptisia leucophaea.

Seeds / Packet: 10
Seeds / Ounce: 1,400

Dormant bare root plants ship each year during optimal transplanting season: Spring (April-May) and Fall (October).

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Catalog Number BAP08F
Germination Code C(10), H, I
USDA Zones 4-9
Plant Spacing 3'
Sun Exposure Prairie  Savanna 
Soil Moisture Mesic (Medium)  Dry Mesic  Dry 
Height 2 feet 
Bloom Color Cream 
Bloom Time May  June 
Plant Type Wildflowers (Forbs) 
Availability Seeds  Roots  Pots 
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1/8 oz. $11.25
1/4 oz. $17.50
1/2 oz. $30.00
1 oz. $50.00
1 lb. $750.00
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Present in state Present in county, native to state Present in county, not native to state  
Not present in state Present historically, now extirpated    
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