Monday, June 9, 2008

Go Indigo

If you're a zone 4 gardener, try out a Blue False Indigo plant. Mine started as a small thing and has shot up considerably each spring. As of this date, her flowers are not completely open. In a few days, I'll have to weave in a bit of wire around her and attach it to hidden bamboo poles because the flowering stalks become heavy and tend to fall aside. Perfect in our Minnesota climate, this prairie plant requires minimal water and can handle full sun all summer long (don't get confused with the real thing, which is simply Indigo). She's a real beauty and keeps the weeds at bay. Go my Baptisia Australas!

1 comment:

Karen said...

That is beautiful - I'm going to add it to my garden.

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