Chinese Indigo (Indigofera decora)

General Plant Information (Edit)
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dynamic Accumulator: Nitrogen fixer
Pollinators: Various insects

Posted by tabbycat (Youngsville, LA - Zone 9b) on Jun 17, 2018 4:10 PM

I love the pale pink raceme flower of this evergreen plant here in zone 9. It can spread fast by traveling roots and makes a seed so can be invasive. I just pull them when they get out of bounds. They are wispy plants that can get to 3 feet tall, so they look good growing mixed with tall plants and short plants. They flower all summer, then get dormant in winter, but never die back here. In April I give them a haircut that causes more compact new growth.

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Posted by tabbycat (Youngsville, LA - Zone 9b) on Jul 19, 2018 11:51 AM

It's late July and I found the first seed pod that forms after flowers. It's still green, so I will watch for it to brown over the next month, When it's dry, I'll collect seeds to trade in a seed swap here on There are still lots of flower clusters as it's a summer/fall bloomer starting about mid May here in south Louisiana, zone 9.

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tabbycat On April 21, 2019 Bloomed
Started it's long Summer of blooms. No disease or bug issues. Gets 3' long by Fall & shows up mixed in nearby azalea & gardenia bushes.
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