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Australian Indigo in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Indigofera Australis

 

Australian Indigo

Indigofera can be deciduous or evergreen trees or shrubs. They have pinnate leaves, and in Summer or Autumn short spikes of small pea-like flowers. Australian Indigo has arching purplish stems bearing spires of pinkish-purple pea-like flowers

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plant Features
  • Australian Indigo likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Australian Indigo likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Australian Indigo is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Australian Indigo likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Australian Indigo

Latin name

Indigofera Australis

type

Trees or Shrubs

family

Fabaceae

ph

5.0 - 8.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Australian Indigo likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Australian Indigo is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Australian Indigo likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Australian Indigo likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Australian Indigo is 2.00meters x 2.00meters 2.00 M 2.00 M

Indigofera Australis

Indigofera can be deciduous or evergreen trees or shrubs. They have pinnate leaves, and in Summer or Autumn short spikes of small pea-like flowers. Australian Indigo has arching purplish stems bearing spires of pinkish-purple pea-like flowers


Flowering

From Early Summer TO Early Autumn

Short spikes of flowers appear through Summer into Autumn

 

Planting

From Early Spring TO Mid Spring

Plant in a sunny site in moist but free-draining soil, either in a border or on a bank or slope.

 

Propagating by semi-ripe cuttings

From Early Autumn TO Early Autumn

Take semi- ripe cuttings from this season's growth in Autumn. Cut neatly, just below a leaf node, a 5" approx. piece of a healthy shoot that has soft growth at the tip. pinch out the growing tip, and cut off the bottom leaves. Dip the bottom of the cutting in hormone rooting powder, and carefully place in a pot of cutting compost with the leaves just above the level of the compost. Water, label, cover with a polythene bag, and place in a warm, bright place, out of direct sunlight. Take the polythene bag off periodically for a while for ventilation (at least twice a week)

 
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