Indigofera heterantha

Indigofera heterantha
Indigofera heterantha 
Himalayan indigo
SIZE/TYPE medium-sized shrub
USUAL HEIGHT 0.5-1.5m
USUAL WIDTH 0.5-1.5m
LEAVES deciduous broadleaf
COLOUR OF LEAVES light green
FLOWERS showy
COLOUR OF FLOWERS pink
BLOOMING TIME June - August
LOCATION full sun
USDA zone (lowest) 5   (down to -29°C)
WINTER PROTECTION  
FOR ZONE 5+6 Code of winter protection zone 5+6
FOR ZONE 7 Code of winter protection zone 7
BELONGS TO CATEGORIES Deciduous broadleaf
Summer blooms
Rarities
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Himalayan indigo is an unusual shrub from, wonder of wonders, Himalayas. Its deciduous, compound leaves are pale green and look like miniature locust leaves. Flowers cannot be compared to anything you normally see growing in Central European gardens. They are pea-like, formed in erect racemes where individual flowers start opening up at the bottom and continue upwards. Their colour is pure pink to pink-purple, soil conditions pending. It blooms almost all summer long.

Indigo forms a medium fast or fast growing shrub that can take full neglect but the result speaks for itself. We suggest growing it in very fertile, perfectly drained soil in full sun. Under such conditions you can expect a lovely, bushy and dense shrub with profusion of flowers from June until August, creating a typical atmosphere of its home – India and Tibet. It can be cut back every spring to encourage new growths. Fully hardy to about -27°C (USDA zone 5).

Last update 28-01-2011.
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Indigofera heterantha height 30-50 cm
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GLOSSARY
  • STANDARD QUALITY - Plants of this group are 1st class quality with number of branches and overall density adequate to their size and age, considering they were container grown.
  • DE LUXE QUALITY - This label guarantees a luxurious quality of manually selected plants that, compared to their height and age, are exceptionally dense and beautiful.
  • EXTRA - These plants are usually mature and bigger specimens with exceptional overall appearance.
  • STANDARD (as described in the plant form) means a tree with a trunk of 190-210 cm and a crown at the top, unless specified differently. The commercial size for trees is their girth measured in the height of 1m from ground.
  • HOBBY - These plants are of the same quality as our standard-quality plants but younger and therefore cheaper.
  • SHRUB - a woody plant with branches growing bushy from the ground level.
  • HALF-STANDARD or MINI-STANDARD - a small tree with shorter trunk, its size is usually specified.
  • FEATHERED - These are trees with branches growing already from the base of the trunk and up along the stem.
  • GRASSES and PERENNIALS - Sizes given usually read the diameter of the pot or the clump, as specified.
LARGE PLANTS over 150 cmspecimens, screening and hedging shrubs

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