$7.00 – $108.00
Common Name: Glade Blue Wild Indigo
Habit: Perennial Herb
Light: Part Shade (2-5 hrs. direct sun), Full Sun (5+ hrs. direct sun)
Water Needs: Average, Dry
Flower: Violet, May, Jun
Fruit: Inflated pods that turn from green to brown to black and get 1-2″ long as they ripen.
Fall Color: No
Natural Habitat: Grasslands/Prairies
Larval host for: Hoary Edge Butterfly (Achalarus lyciades), Wild Indigo Duskywing Butterfly (Erynnis baptisiae), Frosted Elfin Butterfly (Callophrys irus), Dog Face (Colias cesonia)
A lower growing, more rounded and compact variety of the Blue Wild Indigo. Nitrogen fixing, colony-forming, plant with semi-woody erect, sparsely branched stems and blue-green leaves. Stems are topped with a spike of vibrant blue to purple pea flowers in spring. Blooms are followed by inflated seed pods that turn black when ripe. A deep tap root makes this plant tolerant of dry soils and extended periods of drought.