Baptisia tinctoria

Common name: Small Yellow Indigo

Native plant

With a neat, bush-like growth habit, this plant typically grows as wide as it does tall.  Its characteristics are a bit different than other Baptisia species.  Both the  leaves and flowers are much smaller, and instead of the tight clustered racemes, these flowers are sparsely arranged.  Although there are fewer flowers per raceme, the abundance of the racemes make this plant very showy.


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Pricing information for
Per unit for pint growing method $4
Flats $45

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Plant Details

Plant type


Soil type

Mesic (Not to Wet Not to Dry), Moist Mesic

Light exposure

Full Sun, Partial Sun / Part Shade

Bloom period


Growth rate


Flower color



Mature height
2 Feet
Mature width
2 Feet
Max height
3 Feet
Max width
3 Feet

Additional information

Nitrogen fixer

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