Indigofera howellii - flowers
  • Indigofera howellii - flowers

Indigofera howellii


A rare and lovely small to medium sized shrub, Indigofera howellii has dainty green summer leaves and racemes of purple-pink pink flowers all summer.

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A rare and lovely small to medium sized shrub, Indigofera howellii has dainty green summer leaves and racemes of purple-pink pink flowers all summer.

It is relatively slow growing and most suitable for a warm, sunny position with well drained soil and shelter from strong wind.

  • Position: Full sun.
  • Soil: Well drained soil.
  • Hardiness: Somewhat hardy. Indigofera howellii can suffer from some die back following a very cold winter (prune out any dead material in Spring after a very cold winter), however it usually recovers well in the following year.
  • Flowering Period: June - September.
  • Flower Colour: Purple-pink
  • Rate of Growth: Slow to moderate.
  • Habit: Small to medium sized, branching shrub.
    • Height: up to 1.5 - 2 m (5 - 6 ft).
    • Spread: 1.5 m (5 ft).

Data sheet

How Much Sun
Full Sun
Mature Size
Shrub - Small (under 5 ft), Shrub - Medium (5 - 10 ft)
Growing Conditions
Soil Type: Dry / Sandy, Special: Coastal Areas
Special Features
To grow in a pot, Rare and Unusual, Flowering in Autumn, Flowering in Summer

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