Baptisia needs at least six hours of direct sun for.
Baptisia can simply be trimmed to take off the old flowers and seedpods or you can take it nearly to the ground. For rejuvenation false indigo pruning, cut the plant to within 6 inches (15 cm.) of the ground in late winter to early spring. The plant will quickly grow to surpass its former stumplopping.barted Reading Time: 3 mins.
Pruning of true indigo should be done in spring if you live in a frost-prone area. Cut all the previous year’s growth to near ground level. Be sure to remove winter damaged growth. If you live in a warmer climate, cutting back indigo can be a little less stumplopping.barted Reading Time: 2 mins. Although in most areas it dies back to the ground in winter, False Indigo leaves turn an unattractive black with the first hard frost and the plants tend to collapse by mid-winter, so cutting them back in fall is usually stumplopping.barted Reading Easy shrubs to take cuttings from 5 mins.
Flowers of indigo plants can be used in floral arrangements. When the seed pods form in late summer, they can be dried and used in dried flower arrangements as well.
Pruning is not necessary with these plants, but they may be cut back in the fall to promote a healthy start in the spring.
The old flowering stems can be cut back to ground level any time after the leaves and stems turn black, usually after the first hard frost. If you don’t get around to cutting them back, the stems will often break off and blow away in a tumbleweed fashion, before the new growth emerges in stumplopping.barted Reading Time: 7 mins. Answered by. Downtoearthdigs on. August 19, A. Yes, it is possible to prune now although you will be removing active foliage, so try not to cut back too harshly to avoid harming the plant.
You can thin out the stems within the plant, and shorten some of the longer stems as needed to get light to the other plants within the plant.