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Baptisia tinctoria
Yellow False Indigo

An essential food source for frosted elfin butterfly caterpillars.

General Product Information:

Item Number: BAPTIN04
Species Type:
Product Categories:

Characteristics: Single-crown.
Habitat: Dry sandy soils, clearings, dry open woods.
Bloom Period: June to August
Flower Color: Yellow
Foliage Color: Green
Height: Up to 3.3 Ft
Minimum Root Depth: 16 in
pH: 5.8 – 7.0

Indicator Regions (view map & key):

Northcentral & Northeast:
Eastern Mountains and Piedmont:
Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: 


Shade: Full Sun
Drought: High
Salt: No

Seed Information:

Seeding Rate: When used as part of a mix, ensure that the mix consists of not less than 0.1% and not more then 0.5% of the total.



Price: $660.00/lb

This species is included in the following Ernst Seed Mixes

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