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Indigo Bush, Santa Catalina Prairie Clover
Scientific Name: Dalea pulchra Gentry
Family: Fabaceae
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 10-13
USDA: 9

Heat Tolerance: Good heat resistance in Phoenix

Sun Exposure: Full sun, tolerates reflected heat

Origin: USA (Arizona) at 2500 to 5000 feet elevation (750-1500 m)

Growth Habits: Semi evergreen perennial, 4 to 6 feet tall (1.2-1.8 m), 3 to 5 feet spread (90-150 cm); branches and leaves pubescent; grayish-green, odd-pinnate leaves, 0.5 inch long (12 mm) with 3 to 9 leaflets, each 0.24 inch long (6 mm)

Watering Needs: Moderate water, good drainage, somewhat drought deciduous (loses leaves when lack water)

Somewhat rabbit resistant.

Blooming Habits:
The Indigo Bush has purple and white, pea-shaped, flowers, up to 0.24 inch wide (6 mm), in pubescent round heads, in summer and fall.

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