Helping You Become a More Successful Gardener
Gerald L. Klingaman
Yellow False Indigo
Yellow wild indigo is a mounding perennial with attractive yellow pea-like flowers and blue-green foliage. This southern United States native flowers in the springtime on light green stems held above the dense foliage. The tan or brown colored seedpods that form afterwards are also an ornamental feature. Various butterflies will visit the flowers when open.
Yellow wild indigo needs a full sun location for best form and flowering, but also handles up to partial shade. Tolerant of drought, nutrient poor and gravelled soils, it generally will be successful in any average well-draining soil. Use this pretty perennial as a specimen or small grouping in a border or in a meadow among other wildflowers and ornamental grasses. To keep the plant in a mounded shape, lightly trim after flowering. Often the dried seeds are used as decoration in dried flower arrangements. Try not to disturb the deep taproots once the plant has established.
9 - 2
5 - 8
A2, A3, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Full Sun, Partial Sun
2'-3' / 0.6m - 0.9m
South-Central United States
Drought Tolerant, Average Water
Dried Flower/Everlasting, Feature Plant, Mixed Border, Wildflower
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