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PlantFiles: Pink-flower Indigo
Indigofera amblyantha

Family: Papilionaceae (pa-pil-ee-uh-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Indigofera (in-dee-GO-fer-uh) (Info)
Species: amblyantha (am-BLY-an-tha) (Info)

2 vendors have this plant for sale.

3 members have or want this plant for trade.

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Blooms all year


Other details:
May be a noxious weed or invasive
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

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3 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive atcps On May 6, 2010, atcps from WOODLAWN, TN wrote:

I've been growing this shrub in my vegetable garden for about four years now. It does not cast a deep shade since the foliage is so light. I love it because it blooms all season long starting in early May. It does have a tendency to get woody and leggy though so I pruned it for the first time this year. I find mine does better with some pruning because the blooms are more focused now. It requires no special attention other than this. It gets mostly sun but also some shade. The flowers are lovely.

Positive mocatmom On Mar 26, 2009, mocatmom from Driftwood, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

Grows successfully in semi to deep shade in the Austin, TX area. Lovely pink and white flowers off-and-on throughout the spring and summer. Tolerates dry conditions once established if grown in partial shade. Spreads through underground runners and is valuable for color in heavily shaded areas.

Positive springrunfarm On Jan 2, 2008, springrunfarm from Coatesville, PA wrote:

Constantly in bloom from june till frost with soft pink flowers!


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

East Haddam, Connecticut
Buford, Georgia
Clifford, Indiana
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Sulphur, Louisiana
Bridgewater, Massachusetts
Saint Louis, Missouri
Chapel Hill, North Carolina (2 reports)
Coatesville, Pennsylvania
Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania
Woodlawn, Tennessee
Austin, Texas
Spring, Texas
Lexington, Virginia

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