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Indigo

Indigofera spp.

Indigofera-gerardiana by Sten Porse (CC-BY-SA-3.0)

Full Sun
Half-hardy

H3

RHS hardiness

-5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

    • spring
    • summer
    • autumn
    • winter

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    Indigo Overview

    A large genus of annual and herbaceous perennials, deciduous or evergreen shrubs and trees in the Fabaceae (Fabaceae) family, with a wide distribution throughout tropical and subtropical zones of the world. There are 674 recognised species in this genus and most are distinguished by their pinnate leaves and small pea-like flowers. Commonly cultivated species include I. tinctoria, used for millennia to produce indigo dye. They are also grown as garden ornamentals for their attractive flowers in a variety of colours.

    How to propagate Indigo

    Cuttings

    Softwood cuttings in summer.

    Seed

    Seed in autumn.

    Other uses of Indigo

    Grown for their foliage and small, pea-like flowers.