Indigofera himalayensis 'Silk Road' (PBR)
- Position: full sun
- Soil: moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: April to May
- Hardiness: fully hardy
The slightly arching branches of this small, deciduous shrub are covered in attractively divided, mid green foliage. In late spring and early summer, these branches are also laden with short, upright clusters of small, pea-like, pinkish-purple blooms. It will thrive in a sunny spot, although heavy soils should be avoided, especially those that hold water for any length of time in winter. If in doubt, pot it up into a container and place it on a sunny patio.
- Garden care: Remove dead or damaged stems in late winter, or in colder areas, cut back to a low framework as the buds begind to expand in early spring.
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Q:Help with Indigofera dosua
Hi, Could you tell me what type of soil Indigofera dosua needs and also what kind of position it needs? ThanksAsked on 9/7/2009 by Trebaron
A:Hello Julie, Indigoferas need moderately fertile, moist but well drained soil in full sun.Answered on 9/7/2009 by Crocus Helpdesk
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