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Indigofera gerardiana, Indigofera heterantha, Gerard's Indigo, Himalayan Indigo

Indigofera gerardiana, Indigofera heterantha

Gerard's Indigo, Himalayan Indigo
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Faboideae
USDA Zone: 7-10?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapLarge shrub 5-10 ft tallFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterPink flowersDeciduous plantAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

It's a larger shrub growing 5-10 ft tall in sunny to semi-shade areas. Indigofera gerardiana is tolerant of drought, however for best results it should be watered regularly, about twice a week, making sure the soil does not dry out. It's a deciduous plant and grows in USDA zones 7-10. It adds color to the garden and attracts butterflies, hummingbirds and other pollinators.

This large shrub will flower all summer as long as it gets adequate sun and water. For best growth, place the Indigofera gerardiana in a position that gets at least six hours of sunlight a day, but it will also tolerate light shade. It should be watered regularly, about one to two times a week depending on the soil, checking for dryness and making sure the soil does not dry out.

For colder regions, gardeners can grow plant in a pot. For pot grown plants, water more regularly during hot summer months and make sure the soil is not completely dried out. Feed the plant with a balanced fertilizer once a month during the growing season and keep the soil slightly moist.

Indigofera gerardiana is a large flowering shrub that adds color to the garden and attracts pollinators. While it's relatively easy to care for, it needs regular water and full sun to semi shade to reach its full potential. For colder regions, growing it in a pot and making sure the soil is slightly moist will help the plant survive the winter and flower in the summer.


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Indigofera gerardiana, Indigofera heterantha, Gerard's Indigo, Himalayan Indigo
Indigofera gerardiana, Indigofera heterantha, Gerard's Indigo, Himalayan Indigo
Indigofera gerardiana, Indigofera heterantha, Gerard's Indigo, Himalayan Indigo


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