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.


Click on each individual photo to enlarge for full size preview.


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

Plant Details

Plant type


Soil type

Mesic, Moist Mesic

Light exposure

Full Sun, Partial Sun

Bloom period


General information

Mature height
2 Feet
Mature width
2 Feet
Max height
3 Feet
Max width
3 Feet
Growth rate
Flower color

Additional information

Nitrogen fixer

Plants Comparison

Add | View Comparison