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Indigofera amblyantha (Pink-flowered indigo)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
2m
Max height
2m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Indigofera amblyantha

Other names

Pink-flowered indigo

Genus

Indigofera Indigofera

Species

I. amblyantha - I. amblyantha is a medium-sized deciduous shrub with oval leaflets and light-pink, pea-like flower racemes in summer and autumn.


Indigofera amblyantha is: Deciduous

Habit

Bushy, Upright

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Pink in Summer; Pink in Autumn

Foliage

Grey-green in Summer; Grey-green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free

Diseases

Generally disease-free

General care

Propagation methods

Seed, Semi-hardwood cuttings, Softwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Indigofera amblyantha (Pink-flowered indigo) will reach a height of 2m and a spread of 2m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Beds and borders, City, Coastal, Cottage/Informal, Low Maintenance, Wallside and trellises

Cultivation

Plant in moist but free-draining or free-draining soil in full sun or partial shade although moist soil and partial sun promote longer-lasting flowers

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Indigofera amblyantha

Other names

Pink-flowered indigo

Genus

Indigofera Indigofera

Species

I. amblyantha - I. amblyantha is a medium-sized deciduous shrub with oval leaflets and light-pink, pea-like flower racemes in summer and autumn.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Bushy, Upright

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Pink in Summer; Pink in Autumn

Foliage

Grey-green in Summer; Grey-green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free

Diseases

Generally disease-free

General care

Propagation methods

Seed, Semi-hardwood cuttings, Softwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Indigofera amblyantha (Pink-flowered indigo) will reach a height of 2m and a spread of 2m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Beds and borders, City, Coastal, Cottage/Informal, Low Maintenance, Wallside and trellises

Cultivation

Plant in moist but free-draining or free-draining soil in full sun or partial shade although moist soil and partial sun promote longer-lasting flowers

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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