Native to northern China, Korea, Japan. Woody-stemmed plants with finely divided, almost ferny foliage and dense clusters of tiny, sweet peashaped flowers in spring and summer. Plants can be killed to the ground in a hard winter, but they recover quickly from the roots and bloom on new wood. Even in mild-winter areas, they are more compact and attractive when cut back hard in late dormant season. Provide good drainage. Very heat and drought tolerant. Nearly indestructible.
- To 1212 feet tall and 3 feet wide, with arching branches.
- Narrow, somewhat drooping blossom clusters to 8 inches long hold as many as 40 white blooms suffused with pink.
- Spreads steadily by suckers to form a patch.
- Makes good ground cover under trees.
- To 48 feet high and wide, with arching branches.
- Purplish pink flowers in upright clusters 68 inches long.
- To 2123 feet tall, 3 feet wide, with upright shoots and erect, 5 inches clusters of rose-pink flowers.
- alba has white blooms.
indigofera 'Rose Carpet(Indigofera pseudotinctoria 'Rose Carpet')
- Dense, low-growing plant to 1 feet tall and 4 feet wide.
- Rose-pink blooms appear over a long period from mid- to late summer.