Blue Wild False Indigo Seeds; organic + heirloom

Blue Wild False Indigo Seeds; organic + heirloom

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One seed packet filled with wild magic: heirloom organic seeds grown and collected by hand on our small scale farm. For expert and aspiring gardeners. An environmentally conscious alternative to conventional seed.

In an effort to save on paper and ink, planting instructions can be found below. Printed instructions are available by selecting the option for our planting information postcard. A beautiful postcard including the main listing photo for this seed variety, plus detailed planting instructions on the back.

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{Blue Wild False Indigo}
Baptisia australis
25+ seeds

With attractive foliage all growing season and stunning spikes of graceful purple flowers from late-spring into early-summer, false indigo makes a breathtaking addition to the garden with little to no care or pests.

{planting information}
Days to Germination: 14 days
Lifecycle: perennial
Sunlight: full, part sun
Height: 2.5-3.5'
Spread: 2-4'
Bloom time: late-spring, early-summer
Special notes: attracts hummingbirds, host plant for butterfly caterpillars, deer resistant

{how to plant} 
Select growing site carefully, false indigo has deep taproots and does not like to be transplanted. Make sure to give your false indigo enough space, it can spread to 4 feet wide. When growing false indigo from seed it can take up to three years to receive flowers. Your patience will be rewarded. 

Seed needs to be stratified in refrigerator for 6-12 weeks. (Current seed stock began stratification process on October 13, 2017. Depending on date of purchase, additional stratification may be necessary). Just prior to planting, soak the chilled seed in water for 24 hours. Sow seeds 1/4" deep where desired or in seedling trays. Seedlings can be planted in the garden after all danger of frost has passed.

Seeds are packaged in 100% recycled, 20% post-consumer waste brown kraft envelopes. Thank you for recycling again.