Species Name:  Baptisia tinctoria

Common Name: Yellow Wild Indigo

Zone: 3 to 8  

Light: Full Sun to Part Sun

Soil Moisture: Moist to Medium to Dry

Soil Types: Well Drained Sand, Loam, Clay

Fertility: Poor to Medium

pH: 5.0 – 6.8

Bloom Time: June, July, August

Habit: A compact rounded densely branched shrubby perennial 2 to 3 ft tall and wide. Abundant yellow pea-like flowers develop on terminal stalks rising above the foliage in late spring. Plants develop slowly during the first few years as the plants established deep fleshy roots which helps it survive drought and poor soils. Indigenous to dry meadows, oak barrens, pine barrens, open woods and fields throughout the eastern US from New York to Florida. Foliage is deer resistant.

Yellow pea-like flowers on terminal stalks


Densely branched shrubby perennial 2 to 3 ft tall and wide