|Amorpha fruticosa (False Indigo) Wildflower Seeds Be the first one to write a review|
Origin: US Native Wildflower
Other Common Names: Desert False Indigo, Indigo Bush, Bastard Indigo, River Locust
Bloom Time: Summer
Height: 10 in to 12 in
Spacing: 12 in to 15 in
Light: Full Sun to Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Medium
USDA Zone: 2a-8b
Germination: Scarify. Pour 180F water over seeds, let soak overnight. Sow seeds just below soil surface at 70F and water.
Seeds Per Oz: 3900
False indigo's Latin name, "amorpha," comes from a Greek word meaning "without shape," referring to the unusual shape of the blossoms. Since the flowers of this plant contain enough color to make a small amount of indigo dye, early Americans would make use of this prolific plant when true indigo was scarce. False indigo is a native, loose shrub with attractive, sweet scented foliage; also, since it comes from the legume family, it provides soil with high amounts of valuable nitrogen. Because this plant adapts well to dry, poor soil and high wind, its usual function is to prevent erosion or act as a windbreak. False indigo thrives in the wild across most of the United States, growing naturally along streams or in marshes.
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