Photo by JLBG taken at Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC
This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.Shop Available Indigofera
Item #: 2978
Zones: 6a to 9b, at least
Height: 84" tall
Origin: Afghanistan, Bhutan, China, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka
(aka: Indigofera gerardiana) Indigofera heterantha is a superb pea cousin from the northwest Himalayas (5,000-9,000' elevation from Afghanistan to western China) that makes a superb garden specimen. The open branches can reach 5-7' long, creating a 7' tall x 7' wide specimen. Each woody branch is clothed in small, delicate-looking, green, mimosa-like leaves and is further adorned with many clustered racemes of hot pink flowers that continue from early June through October (NC). The seed of Indigofera heterantha have long been used to treat gastrointestinal and abdominal disorders, like those which occur when you consume too many of its relatives at one meal.