INDIGOFERA

In the family of the indigo-dye plant.

Genus of 700 or more species of evergreen or deciduous trees and shrubs, annuals and herbaceous perennials found mainly in a variety of tropical and sub-tropical regions.

The species tinctoria and sufffruticosa are those from which the well-known dye was extracted. Indigo-dyed fabric found in Peru predates Egyptian-dyed fabrics by 1500 years. Indigo was used in paintings by artists in the Middle Ages. Several species were used as analgesics to relieve pain.

Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
    And evergreen trees, shrubs and herbaceous perennials. Pinnate leaves and clusters of pea-like flowers.
  • Against a wall
    Can be trained against a warm, sunny wall.
  • Full sun
  • Additional Features
    Pests & Diseases
    None
    Place of origin
    From tropical and sub tropical regions
    Resistant to honey fungus
    These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
Indigofera Growing Guide

Buy Varieties of INDIGOFERA

INDIGOFERA amblyantha

INDIGOFERA amblyantha

shrimp-pink flowers in long racemes

 
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£16.00 each 
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INDIGOFERA heterantha

INDIGOFERA heterantha

rose-purple pea-shaped flowers in long racemes and luxurious foliage. One of the most ornamental of all late flowering shrubs which prefers a hot sunny position

 
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INDIGOFERA howellii

INDIGOFERA howellii

tapering racemes of bright pink flowers

 
£16.00 each 
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INDIGOFERA potaninii

INDIGOFERA potaninii

clear pink flowers in horizontal spreading racemes continuously through the summer

 
£16.00 each 
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Available Early Spring 2022 - Spring according to the Met office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore early spring is early March to mid-April. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.

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