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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
£15.00 each

INDIGOFERA heterantha   AWARD

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
£15.00 each

INDIGOFERA potaninii

INDIGOFERA potaninii  >

Clear pink flowers in horizontal spreading racemes continuously through the summer
£15.00 each

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