Baptisia leucophaea (Cream Wild Indigo)


Type: Legume

Area: Prairie

Height: 1′ – 2′

Bloom Months: June

Color: Cream

Sun: Part to Full Sun

Moisture: Dry, Mesic

Soil: Sand, Loam

Host:  Queen bumblebees, Wild Indigo Duskywing (Erynnis baptisiae), the Hoary Edge (Achalarus lyciades), the Three-lined Grapholita (Grapholita tristrigana), and the Orange Sulphur (Colias eurytheme).

Attracts/Benefits: Pollinators, Hummingbirds

Note: Also referenced as Baptisia bracteata, deer resistant

Photo credit: Prairie Moon Nursery, Sharon Yiesla

38 in stock

SKU: 896 Category:


Description from Possibility Place: Shrub-like in appearance, this plant is occassionally branched but has a very wide spread to its stems. Racemes have such a large abundance of cream flowers that they sometimes sprawl across the ground. It is an early bloomer, offering a food source to newly emerging bees in the spring, and it is very showy. Its nectar is a great food source for many insects.

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