<i>Indigofera australis</i> Austral Indigo
<i>Indigofera australis</i> Austral Indigo
<i>Indigofera australis</i> Austral Indigo
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Indigofera australis Austral Indigo

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A very attractive flowering spreading to erect shrub. Useful for understory planting. Leaves 4-10cm long blue green with 11-25 oblong to elliptic leaflets (most 10-40mm long by 5-9mm wide.

Sprays of 5 to many flowers 6-15cm long of mauve-pink pea flowers peaking Sep - Nov followed by a narrow tubular pod.

Benefits from pruning to promote bushiness and growth.

Used by the indigenous for poisoning fish obtained by crushing the roots. Blue dye was extracted from the flowers by the Indigenous.

 

Height x Width: 1-2 x 1-2m

Conditions: Adaptable to any well drained soils. Full sun to semi-shade.

Flowers: Sep - Nov