Baptisia Australis

Baptisia-'Twilite' bears dusty purple flowers with yellow keels (bases) paired with purple leaves of corkscrew hazel. (Photos by Stephen Westcott-Gratton)

Baptisias: Favourite almost-native perennials

Stephen Westcott-Gratton

In 1990, blue false indigo (Baptisia australis) was considered a rare plant, but by 2010 the Perennial Plant Association named it Perennial of the Year.