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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.
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.
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