Baptisia leucantha (Wild White Indigo)


Type: Legume

Area: Prairie

Height: 3′ – 5′

Bloom Months: June, July

Color: White

Sun: Part to Full Sun

Moisture: Mesic, Moist

Soil: Clay, Sand, Loam

Host:  From Prairie Moon Nursery: This plant is popular with insects. Bumblebees pollinate the flowers and caterpillars of several skippers, butterflies and moths feed on the foliage. These caterpillars include the Southern Dogface, Orange Sulphur, Clouded Sulphur, and Eastern Tailed-Blue. Adult Wild Indigo Weevils eat the leaves and flowers of this and other Baptisia species; their grubs attack the seeds in the pods.

Attracts/Benefits: Pollinators

Note: Also referenced as Baptisia alba, deer resistant

Photo credit: Prairie Moon Nursery, Sharon Yiesla

30 in stock

SKU: 894 Category:


Description from Possibility Place: Almost shrub-like, this plant has multiple horizontal stems that end in long racemes of large white flowers that can extend nearly 2′ in length. Flowers are replaced by oblong, nearly black seed pods that offer their own ornamental characteristics to landscape. This plant is deer resistant and shade tolerant.

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