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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
false indigo bastard lupine
blue false indigo false lupine golden indigo indigo weed tall false indigo
Baptisia caerulea Baptisia confusa
Baptisia minor Baptisia versicolor
Baptisia are perennials with branched stems bearing three-parted leaves and terminal or axillary racemes of pea flowers, followed by conspicuous inflated pods
B. australis is an herbaceous perennial forming a clump to 1.2m, with grey-green, trifoliate leaves and erect, lupin-like racemes of violet-blue flowers, followed by inflated, dark grey pods
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or East-facing or West-facing
Time to ultimate height
Grow in open, porous, preferably sandy soil in full sun; drought resistant once roots have penetrated the soil. Best left undisturbed, although vigorous clumps may be carefully divided in spring.
Propagate by seed sown in pots in a cold frame as soon as seed is ripe or propagate by division in early spring
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Low Maintenance Cut Flowers Banks and Slopes Drought Resistant
Cottage & Informal Garden Wildlife Gardens Prairie Planting
Pruning Cut down once foliage has blackened
Pests Generally pest free
Generally disease free
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