Baptisia australis is a herbaceous perennial species with a clumping habit. It produces lupin-like, blue-violet flowers on a triangular raceme structure. This is a form of unbranched inflorescence where the oldest flowers are formed at the base and new blooms from the tip as the plant grows. Flowers lead onto puffed up seed pods, these are dark grey in colour. Foliage is grey-green and leaves are in groupings of 3 leaflets. This plant has earnt a Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit and it typically grows to a height of around 1.2m. This plant is fully hardy, plant in a position of full sun, in well-draining soil for optimal growth.
Divide in early spring.
Sow seed when ripe.