Baptisia alba v. leucantha (White False Indigo)
This impressive, white-blooming variety of False Indigo could easily be the focal point of the garden. Standing from two to four feet tall, with white pea-like blooms and sea-green foliage, this native wildflower is every bit as impressive as the more familiar blue variety. After flowering, White False Indigo also produces dark baby-rattle seed pods that are attractive on the plant and useful in dried flower arrangements. Another plus is that Baptisia alba v. leucantha has a deep taproot, which makes it drought tolerant. Full sun, part shade. Zones 4-8. Quarts. (Photo from Wiki Commons and in the public domain.
Baptisia australis (False Indigo)
The beautiful indigo blooms and blue/gray, pea-like foliage of Baptisia australis (False Indigo) work in harmony to make this long-lived native wildflower a knock-out in the spring garden. False Indigo grows from two to four feet high, and although it takes a while to get started, each year this clump-forming perennial increases in size and flower power. The indigo blooms are followed by seed pods that blacken as they age and, when shaken, are reminiscent of baby rattles. Sun, average soil. Zones 4-9. Quarts. (Photo from Wiki Commons and licensed by the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2)