Indigofera heteranthera - Himalayan indigo
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
See this plant on the east side of building 39.
A suckering shrub to about five feet tall.
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.