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B and T World Seeds' reference number:
The average, annual, minimum temperature zone where Indigofera filifolia is cold hardy
USDA Zone:8 10° to 20°F (-12° to -6.5°C)
|Type of plant - shrub
Flower or inflorescence:
ROSE to PURPLE pea fls., long leafless stems, summer-autumn
(sow in autumn)
few pinnate lvs...grows by streams
|Height, in meters: 2
Height, in feet: 6.60
|Indigofera filifolia seeds may be subject to seasonal availability
is included in the following
B and T World Seeds flowering plant categories.
|37||: South African Native and Introduced Plants|
|40||: Shrub Seed List, Hardy and Tender|
|43||: Herbaceous Border Plant Seed List|
|56||: Aquatic and Semi aquatic Plant Seeds|
|161||: Edible Flowers|
|Some flowers are poisonous if not cooked. Some are only edible while in bud. Identify and correctly prepare all flowers before eating. Do not eat flowers that have been sprayed with weedkiller or other chemicals.|
|185||: Plant Species whose germination is improved by Smoke|
|"Smoke" contains a butenolide compound produced by certain plants when heated, it speeds up or starts the germination of seeds from many different genera.|
|190||: Trees and Shrubs For Mediterranean Climates|
|191||: Tropical Shrubs and Trees|
Some knowledge about growing from seed is necessary to germinate even the easiest seeds.
Most seeds require humidity to germinate, even desert plants like
require that their growing medium remains moist until germination.|
Most seeds require oxygen to germinate, if buried too deep in their growing medium, or if the medium is too wet,
the seeds may not get the oxygen they require.
Indigofera filifolia seeds will usually germinate in 30-90 days, even under good conditions germination may be erratic.
Soak Indigofera filifolia seeds in warm water, which should be changed daily. Most seeds swell up when they are soaked, those that do should be sown immediately. Seeds that don't swell can be gently scarified.
(Soak for 24 hours).