Indigofera, Pinkflower, Chinese indigo

Indigofera amblyantha

Photo/Illustration: 
Jerry Pavia
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Indigofera, Pinkflower, Chinese indigo (Indigofera amblyantha)
in-dih-GO-fer-ah am-blee-AN-thah
Genus:  Indigofera
This deciduous shrub growing to 6 feet tall and 8 feet wide bears erect racemes of pea-like, pink flowers from summer to early fall above leaves composed of several leaflets. The flowers are followed by long, dark purple seed pods.
Care:  In colder climates this shrub may die back to the ground, resprouting from the base in spring. Provide full sun and moist, well-drained soil in USDA Hardiness Zones 6 to 9. Prune out wayward and crossing branches in spring.
Propagation:   Sow seeds outdoors in fall or take cuttings in spring.
Problems:   Rust and various rots may occur.

Overview

Height
6 ft. to 10 ft.
Spread
6 ft. to 10 ft.
Growth Habit
Spreads
Growth Pace
Moderate Grower
Light
Full Sun Only
Moisture
Adaptable
Maintenance
Moderate
Characteristics
Showy Flowers,
Showy Seed Heads
Bloom Time
Early Fall,
Fall,
Late Summer,
Summer
Flower Color
Pink Flower
Style
Summer Interest,
Texture,
Sun,
Fall Interest
Type
Shrubs

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