The False Indigo plant is an easy perennial to grow and thrives in dry to medium, well-drained soil. It will grow in full sun to part shade, but the flowers do best in full sun. False indigo is a hardy, long-lived variety that tolerates poor soils and features a tough rootstock can be divided when the plant is dormant.
Excellent for drought-tolerant gardens, False Indigo, also known as Rattle Weed, Rattlebrush, Indigo Weed, and Horsefly Weed, normally roots 10 to 12 feet deep.
This disease and insect-resistant plant offers various landscape uses including garden borders and as a background planting.
False indigo plants bloom for up to six weeks and are available in colors ranging from blue and white, to yellow, pink, and purple. With gray-green leaves and showy flowers, false indigo makes a gorgeous cut flower to display in a vase.
With its attractive foliage, the bushy perennial is a great addition as a backdrop to a garden with plants that bloom later in the summer.