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Indigofera hebepetala

Indigofera hebepetala is part of the Fabaceae family of plants. It is a deciduous shrub. It is native to the Himalayas and grows at altitudes of 6000 to 8000ft.

Indigofera hebepetala grows to about 4ft or 1.2m. It flowers at the end of summer during August and September. The flowers are hermaphrodite and appear on racemes about 9in or 22cm long. There could be as many as 60 flowers on a raceme. Petals are mixed colors of crimson and pink. The foliage is pinnate and ovate. After flowering, It produces seeds in pods, after the flowers are fade. The pods are about 2in 5xm long. They each can carry about ten seeds. The stems don’t survive in the cold winters so they are cut back and it grows next summer.

Indigofera hebepetala
Indigofera hebepetala

Grow Indigofera hebepetala in the sun. Plant it in moist but well-drained soil. Propagate by seed after scarification which improves germination, cuttings of half-ripe wood, by suckers, or root cuttings.

Indigofera hebepetala
Indigofera hebepetala at Kew Garden
Indigofera hebepetala
Indigofera hebepetala

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