Indigofera australis - Austral indigo

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Outstanding native for feature planting, Austral indigo puts on a showy display late winter-spring. Frost hardy, perfect for those looking to add native flowering plants to cool climate gardens.

Customers tell us this plant survives hard frosts and soaring summer temperatures, looking good throughout.

Food plant for the native painted lady butterfly.


Flower image: John Tann Flickr, cropped to size. Foliage image: Corymb34 Flickr, cropped to size.

Indigofera australis - Austral indigo

DESCRIPTION: Attractive evergreen shrub featuring clusters of vivid mauve-pink pea flowers that contrast beautifully against its smooth blue-green foliage. Grows with an open habit. Flowers late winter and spring. 
USES: Plant as a feature, informal hedge or try training over retaining walls for a beautiful result. The flowers attract native birds too!
PLANTING: Plant in a full sun to lightly shaded location in soil which is free draining. Will tolerate most soil conditions. Add some well composted manure when planting and follow up yearly with a slow release native fertiliser. 
CARE: Water regularly until the plant is established, usually around 12 weeks. Trim lightly after flowering to encourage a neat, compact growth habit, regular tip pruning while young will encourage a more rounded habit. Avoid cutting into old wood. Tolerates drought once established and is frost hardy. Boost with liquid fertiliser following extremely hot or dry conditions for best results. 
HEIGHT & WIDTH: 2m H x  up to 3m W.
YOUR PLANTS: These plants are tube-stock plants, healthy young plants with new roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The average size of your plants will be 15 -25 cm including the pot height of 80mm high and 42 mm wide.

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