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Rose Carpet False Indigo

Indigofera pseudotinctoria 'Rose Carpet'

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Rose Carpet False Indigo (Indigofera pseudotinctoria 'Rose Carpet') at Dickman Farms

Rose Carpet False Indigo flowers

Rose Carpet False Indigo flowers

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Rose Carpet False Indigo (Indigofera pseudotinctoria 'Rose Carpet') at Dickman Farms

Rose Carpet False Indigo in bloom

Rose Carpet False Indigo in bloom

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Plant Height:  12 inches

Flower Height:  16 inches

Spread:  4 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  4

Other Names:  Dwarf False Indigo

Description:

Gracefully arching racemes of rose pink pea-shaped flowers make a showy display in the middle of summer; ferny foliage adds fine texture to the landscape; cut back to ground in late winter in colder climates

Ornamental Features

Rose Carpet False Indigo features showy racemes of rose pea-like flowers rising above the foliage from early to mid summer. It has attractive emerald green foliage throughout the season. The ferny compound leaves are highly ornamental but do not develop any appreciable fall color. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Rose Carpet False Indigo is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a ground-hugging habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It is a good choice for attracting bees and butterflies to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Rose Carpet False Indigo is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover

Planting & Growing

Rose Carpet False Indigo will grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity extending to 16 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 4 feet. It has a low canopy. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more.

This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is quite intolerant of urban pollution, therefore inner city or urban streetside plantings are best avoided. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Garden  Groundcover 
Applications
Flowers  Foliage Color  Texture  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features