Common Name: AUSTRAL INDIGO
Size: NT Premium
Habitat: Sub-Tropical Rainforest
Description: Austral Indigo (Indigofera australis) is a slender shrub of the Pea family found in all States, varying in size, habit and colour which is not surprising as it occurs over such a wide area. When growing wild in harsh conditions it is often straggly and leaning with few main stems, but with garden care it becomes a superior plant with beautiful sprays of blue-green foliage and dark purplish stems. These are seen at their best in a mixed border in contrast with other greens in a display of foliage. The forms most commonly sold are perfectly frost hardy and also stand some drought, though adequate watering improves quality and prevents bare wood and dead branches. Its natural habit is upright, to 2 m high, with flexible stems tending to arch one way, but it can be trimmed lightly to make a strong and freely branched shrub.
Pot size: 50mm Native Tube
Position: Full sun to part shade
Uses: Border, spillover