Known as blue wild indigo or blue false indigo (Baptisia australis), this native perennial achieves shrub size each growing season. Plants sink a deep tap root that searches out water to fuel top growth. Blue flower spikes appear in late spring, blending beautifully with the blue-green leaves. More stems appear each year, creating a full, lush plant. Snip blooms or branches for the vase. Grows 4 feet tall and 2 to 3 feet wide. Hardy in Zones 4-9. Look for new and smaller varieties with flowers in shades of pink, purple, yellow and brown.
Go native with false indigo, a prairie plant that’s low maintenance and gorgeous. Pretty blue-purple flower spikes appear in late spring and make a great addition to a garden-fresh bouquet. Leaves have a blue-green tone that looks stunning in a vase—harvest stems all season long. Dried seedpods make a nice addition to fall arrangements. This is a tap-rooted perennial, which means it’s not easy to move once established. Plant it where you know it can stay put. False indigo offers different flower colors, including blends of blue, yellow, brown and white. The variety shown is ‘Blueberry Sundae.’ False indigo are deer-resistant plants that grow 4 feet tall by 3 to 4 feet wide. Hardy in Zones 3-9. Good vase companions for false indigo: bearded iris, peony, clustered bellflower, purple coneflower and echibeckia.
Indigo has a centuries old history in Africa. In Nigeria alone, you can find the world’s oldest dye pits, where traditional indigo dyeing is still being practiced today. Relief indigo prints were a strong part of commerce, resulting in some of the earliest exports from African countries. Today, Indigo still has a place in the world of exports. The stunning blue shade that results from plant-based dyes from the indigofera and lonchocarpus cyanescens plant varieties is an evocative one. And it looks stunning on this Indigo Butterfly Chair (http://www.osxnasozi.com/product/indigo-gold-butterfly-chair) from xnasozi. A mid-century modern piece where a West African art form helps to make a modern, cultural statement.
Dress up your spring landscape with the soft pink blooms of this pretty perennial. False indigo is a long-lived, drought tolerant plant, sinking deep roots that seek out moisture. It’s also deer resistant and low maintenance. A shorter height requires no staking; plants grow to 3 feet tall. Hardy in Zones 4-9. Botanical name: Baptisia ‘Pink Truffles’
This contemporary living room makes a statement with indigo walls and a floral patterned sofa. The wide plank hardwood floor and sleek coffee table let the dramatic prints and rich colors take center stage.
This bush-like plant thrives in medium and moist soils, grows up to five feet tall, and forms large flower clusters similar to lupine. Bees and hummingbirds flock to the cream, white and blue varieties of false indigo
The spindle posts of this beautiful white bed pop against the creamy taupe walls, while indigo accents complete the Southern coastal palette. Also charming: a small grouping of brown glass bottles on a round wood side table.
Wanting to visually separate the client's dining room and master bedroom, Human used bold prints to create two distinct spaces. Thus, black polka dots give way to indigo scallops. A red popcorn machine in the corner of the room offers a touch of whimsy.
A memo board wrapped in fabric that complements the colors and pattern of the St. Frank's Indigo Dots wallpaper offers a perfect spot for displaying mementos, postcards and favorite snapshots in the woman's home office at the 2017 San Francisco Decorator Showcase. Designer Kari McIntosh selected St. Frank's Indigo Dots wallpaper and a sunburst mirror to create a rich design setting symbolizing the relationship between the heavens and Earth.
This inviting guest room invokes the nearby ocean in a sophisticated way with the use of indigo blue and white tones in the bed linens. The motif is carried further with pillows featuring prints of sea life, coral placed on the nightstand and prints of sand dollars on the walls above the beds.
Designer Kari McIntosh selected St. Frank's Indigo Dots wallpaper and a sunburst mirror to create a rich design setting symbolizing the relationship between heaven and earth in the woman's office at the 2017 San Francisco Decorator Showcase. The office is located between the master bedroom and bath to make an easy escape for the homeowner.
Designer Jimmy Stanton’s upstairs lounge at the 2017 Home for the Holidays Designer Showhouse and Marketplace features a mix of stone, concrete, wood, antique mirror and textures and a white and indigo palette.