The new 2010 Plant of the Year is Baptisia australis. A wonderful, blue-flowering, sun-loving perennial native to the Central and Eastern United States it’s hardy in USDA zones 3-9. Blue false indigo grows three to four feet tall by four feet wide. Low maintenance, drought tolerant once established, great in a mixed perennial and shrub border are some of the features as to why this plant was selected. Be sure to look it up when you’re shopping for something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue in your garden this Spring.