wild white indigo

Features white, lupine-like flowers atop flower spikes that extend well above a foliage mound of clover-like, bluish-green leaves. Pods are smaller than B. 'Purple Smoke.'  Plant was once used by Native Americans as a dye.

Latin name Baptisia alba var. macrophylla syn. B. leucantha
Common name wild white indigo
Family Fabaceae
Zone Z3-9
Bloom time Spring
Season(s) of Interest Summer, Fall, Winter
Height 4'
Native or origin North America
Soil conditions Drought tolerant
Flower color Creamy White
Known wildlife aspects Attracts butterflies
Light Requirements Full Sun or Part-Shade
Lurie Garden location Meadow of Light and Dark Plates
Companion plants