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Chinese Indigo

Indigofera kirilowii

Item 4595

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USDA Zone:
5-8
This plant will grow in my zone:
6
Key feature:
  • Light Needs
    Full sun to Partial sun
  • Watering Needs
    Water regularly, when top 3 in. of soil are dry.
Description:

Long, wisteria-like clusters of tiny lavender-pink flowers cascade from the tops of upright stems, providing a continuous summer show! Forms a small, slowly spreading shrub, making it ideal for mixed borders or foundation plantings. Effective as part of a naturalized planting or massed under large trees for an attractive and colorful ground cover. Semi-evergreen in warmer climates.

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Average Landscape Size
Grows to 2 to 3 ft. tall, slowly spreading 3 to 4 ft. wide by rhizomes.
Flowering Season
Botanical Name: Indigofera kirilowii
Deciduous/ Evergreen: Deciduous
Growth Rate: Moderate
Foliage Color: No
Flower Attribute: Showy Flowers
Bloom Time: Summer
Flower Color: Purplish-pink
Garden Style: Rustic

Adaptable to many soil types, provided it is well drained. Feed regularly during the growing season with a general purpose fertilizer. Fairly tolerant of drought, once established. In mild winter areas, prune to shape in late winter. In colder zones, cut stems close to the ground before new growth appears in early spring. Blooms on new growth.

History

A related species, Indigofera tinctoria, was the traditional source of indigo, the classic rich violet dye, and hence lent its name to the genus.

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