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Indigofera heterantha
@ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Indigofera heterantha

Himalayan Indigo

Item #: 2978

Zones: 6a to 9b, at least

Height: 84" tall

Culture: Sun to Part Sun

Origin: Afghanistan, Bhutan, China, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

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(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.

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