Plants of the UNF Campus

Indigofera heteranthera - Himalayan indigo
Family Fabaceae

Description:

About seven hundred species of Indigofera are native to warm parts of the world. Indigofera tinctoria is the commercial source of indigo dye. They are mostly shrubs. Himalayan indigo is a suckering shrub to about five feet tall with small, compound leaves and spikes of bright magenta flowers. It flowers over a long period of time in the summer. It is one of the cold hardiest species of indigo and one of the most widely cultivated. 

Location:

See this plant on the east side of building 39.

Size:

A suckering shrub to about five feet tall.

Care Instructions:

Light: full sun

Water: drought tolerant

Soil: a well-drained soil, no other special requirements

This is an uncommon landscape plant in northeast Florida. It grows well in a sunny, well-drained site. 

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