• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering 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 Season
    Blooms:
    Summer
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:in-dee-GO-fer-uh DEK-or-uh
    Plant type:Shrub, Perennial
    Deciduous/evergreen:Semi-evergreen
    Growth habit:Spreading
    Growth rate:Slow
    Average landscape size:Reaches 12 to 15 inches tall, slowly spreading to 2 to 3 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Light Green
    Blooms:Summer
    Flower color:Pink
    Garden styleRustic, Tropical
  • Care
    Care Information
    Best 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:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly, when top 3 in. of soil is dry.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    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.