Indigoferas

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Leonard Lehman
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Indigoferas

Al Deurbrouck and I(Len Lehman) are looking for a small indigofera that grows only 2-3 inches tall and tends to be a matt former! If anyones knows the species name and sources of plants and/or seed in US, please let me know!

We would like to put it in the public rock garden we sposer at the National Aviary in Pittsburgh!

Len Lehman

lclehman1@verizon.net

Lori S.
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In what part of North America does this plant occur - which state or states?  Is it native?

By doing a search at USDA Plants, you can see the list of Indigofera species that occur in North America, both native and introduced:  

http://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=INDIG

Click on the "Subordinate Taxa" tab to see the distributions (by political jurisdictions, down to the county level in the US, though not actual physical distributions) of individual species of Indigofera.

If you can say in which states it occurs, you can reduce the list by doing a State Search, by entering "Indigofera" and selecting the state in which it is known to occur:

http://plants.usda.gov/checklist.html

Or is it (only) a cultivated plant?

Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm

Fermi
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lencl362 wrote:

Al Deurbrouck and I(Len Lehman) are looking for a small indigofera that grows only 2-3 inches tall and tends to be a matt former! If anyones knows the species name and sources of plants and/or seed in US, please let me know!

Not sure if you ever found what you were looking for, but we recently got Indigofera pseudotintoria which seems to fit your description,

Indigofera pseudotinctoriaIndigofera pseudotinctoria

cheers

fermi

Fermi de Sousa,
Central Victoria, Australia
Min: -7C, Max: +40C

Lori S.
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Looks like an interesting little plant!

Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm

Mark McD
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Joined: 2009-12-14

The one that gets around the most, and available from a number of sources is Indigofera pseudotinctoria 'Rose Carpet'.

The Paste action is not working for me to paste in a URL, (reminds me why I rarely use this forum anymore), but you can google search the plant name and Plant Delights to find a source and a good photo. Plant Delights lists it as zone 6, but it's hardy here in USDA Zone 5.

 

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
antennaria at aol.com
 

Fermi
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Hi Mark,

I think Roy Pavelin raised it from seed but it does look close to those pics of 'Rose Carpet'; it would be nice if it stays as prostrate as it is now,

cheers

fermi

Fermi de Sousa,
Central Victoria, Australia
Min: -7C, Max: +40C

Fermi
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Update on the Indigofera pseudotinctoria, which is indeed staying very prostrate

Indigofera pseudotinctoria with blue penstemon and nepeta

cheers

fermi

Fermi de Sousa,
Central Victoria, Australia
Min: -7C, Max: +40C

Fermi
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Yes, seed-pods have finally started forming!

cheers

fermi

Fermi de Sousa,
Central Victoria, Australia
Min: -7C, Max: +40C

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