Indigofera decoraItem #4295 USDA Hardiness Zone: 7 - 9
Resembling a diminutive, ground-hugging wisteria, this exceptionally large flowered form was selected by explorer Dan Hinkley. A polite, low growing shrub, clad with bright green foliage, continuously presenting long clusters of pale, sweat-pea like flowers from mid to late summer. Prolific blooming habit and self-cleaning flowers provide a long season of beauty with little effort.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly, when top 3 in. of soil is dry.Average Landscape Size:Reaches 12 to 15 inches tall, slowly spreading to 2 to 3 ft. wide.Key Feature:Long Bloom SeasonBlooms:Summer
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:in-dee-GO-fer-uh DEK-or-uhDeciduous/evergreen:Semi-evergreenGrowth habit:SpreadingGrowth rate:SlowAverage landscape size:Reaches 12 to 15 inches tall, slowly spreading to 2 to 3 ft. wide.Foliage color:Light GreenBlooms:SummerFlower color:Pink
- CareCare InformationBest in sharply draining soil in full sun. Avoid overly rich soil or heavy fertilization. In mild winter areas, prune to shape in late winter In colder zones, cut stems close to the ground before new growth appears in early spring. Plants may die to the ground in harsh winters.Light Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly, when top 3 in. of soil is dry.
- History & LoreHistory:More than 800 species of Indigofera exist worldwide, most being native to the warm, tropic regions of the world. A smaller group of highly ornamental species are widely adaptable to the temperate climates of North America, and have caught the attention of avid horticulturists for their garden worthiness.Lore:A related species, Indigofera tinctoria, was the traditional source of indigo, the classic rich violet dye, and lent its name to the genus.