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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.
DeciduousAnd evergreen trees, shrubs and herbaceous perennials. Pinnate leaves and clusters of pea-like flowers.
Against a wallCan be trained against a warm, sunny wall.
Additional FeaturesPests & DiseasesNonePlace of originFrom tropical and sub tropical regionsResistant to honey fungusThese plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
Soil ConditionsFertile moist well-drained soil
Buy Varieties of INDIGOFERA
shrimp-pink flowers in long racemes
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
tapering racemes of bright pink flowers
clear pink flowers in horizontal spreading racemes continuously through the summer