True Indigo (Indigofera tinctoria)

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Shrub
Life cycle: Other
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Wet Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Plant Height: 3-6 feet
Flower Color: Purple
Red
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Uses: Dye production
Dynamic Accumulator: Nitrogen fixer
Propagation: Seeds: Scarify seeds: soaking and nicking seeds may hasten germination, which can take 32 days or more
Needs specific temperature: Sow indoors at alternating temperatures of 68 and 86, or outdoors when soil is warm
Depth to plant seed: 4 times the size of the seeds
Sow in situ
Start indoors
Pollinators: Various insects
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

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