A smaller, more compact version of Blue False Indigo. Beautiful indigo bonnet-shaped flowers in May-June turn to handsome persistent seedheads atop clumps of lovely blue-green foliage. Tolerates erosion, and shallow, poor, rocky or clay soil. The flowers of this plant are particularly valuable to bumblebees, as their bloom period overlaps with the time of spring when bumblebee queens are emerging from winter hibernation in need of good nectar and pollen sources. A remarkably versatile plant in the landscape, this species is right at home in a meadow or a formal garden, and the stems with seedheads can be used in dried flower arrangements!
1.5-2 foot tall
Plant Hardiness Zones: 5a-7a
Native Range: IA and IL south to AR, including KY, west to TX, and north to NE.
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