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Indigofera heterantha

Common Name:
Himalayan indigo
Plant Type:
Deciduous shrub
Fabaceae (The Pea Family)
Geographic Origin:
South and Southeast Asia
California Native?:
Plant Size:
5-7 feet
Landscape/Garden Uses:
Foundation plantings
Flowering Season:
Summer and fall
Flower Color:
Bright pink
Sun or light shade
Most soils
Suggested Irrigation:
Moderate watering
Estimated Hardiness:
Hardy to 10 degrees F. or less
This is a deciduous shrub, probably growing 6-8 feet high and wide. It is well-branched, with rather stiff stems and airy grey-green leaves. Through the summer and well into fall, the plants are dotted with short, dense clusters of half inch typical pea-flowers, deep purplish pink in this unnamed selection. Grow in sun or light shade, with reasonably well drained soil, and moderate watering. Hardy to 10 degrees F. or less.