False Indigo are a fantastic range of spring garden perennials that are native to much of the east and the southern USA but underplanted in North America, largely due to its tendency to be slow to establish but well worth the wait.
Several cultivars have been discovered over recent years and may hybridize through cross-pollination when grown in close proximity.
After a few years of vegetative growth, Baptisia spring lupin-like blooms multiply, and they more than compensate for the wait.
Every Spring flowering at approx 4ft on robust, weatherproof stems this mix includes colors from solid blue, yellow, cream, and bi-color varieties.
False indigo is happy growing amongst grasses or in a garden setting, dominating architectural stems and silver-grey leaves.
This stout perennial requires no staking but does prefer a moisture retentive soil and a little shade to make the blues really sing
Dry seed heads last well into the Winter and provide shelter and habitat for essential pollinators and bugs.
Loved by early pollinators in a hungry search for pollen-rich flowers, bees benefiting from the Spring foray.
SOWING TIPS: Average of 25-100 mixed seeds per pack multiple quantities available on request.
Direct sow seeds in fall and allow seeds to naturally cold stratify. When starting seeds indoors, sow finely and barely cover seeds with soil. I recommend sowing these seeds, direct in Fall on a prepared seedbed or garden container, water well, and protect from winter weather with a fabric fleece if some seeds germinate early.
1) Sow direct in a prepared seedbed
2) Cold frame sheltered location outdoors
3) Under lights
4) Bright windowsill
I like to grow in pots this way you can break dormancy, simply by moving the pots around and most seeds germinate in batches, care must be taken when picking out to avoid disturbing emerging seedlings.
Pot young plants on until large enough to plant out, this native plant mix prefers poor soil in full sun.
Alternatively use the following techniques to improve germination
MOIST STRATIFICATION will help seed germination~ to do so, place seeds in moist sand or peat in the refrigerator for about 6 weeks prior to planting. Keep the medium and seeds in a sealed ziplock baggie to hold in moisture. Remove them after the stratification period, and plant them in the seed mix or.
HOT WATER SCARIFYING can be used to speed up the germination process, simple drop the seeds into pre-boiled water that has chilled for 30 seconds allow them to soak for 24hrs before sowing.
Keep soil moist, not wet. At the end of the cold stratification, keep pots covered and place them in a warm, sunny location. Remove zip-lock bag as seedlings appear.
Easy to grow sow seed and inert mixer, direct where you would like them to flower, in Fall or Early Spring, or start in small pots on a window sill several weeks before the last frost in your area.
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*If you order 4 or more seed items, order larger-sized seeds, or large volumes of one seed type, I will send in a large envelope with tracking automatically with the free shipping option.
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