Dwarf Indigo in Pac Northwest?

pmccleeryOctober 9, 2013

I was thinking of planting some Dwarf Indigo or False Indigo as ground cover in my front yard. I understand it is native to drier midwest areas like Minnesota, Kansas, Colorado so I was wondering if it does ok in Portland. The planting area gets blasted with full sun all summer. The soil is a rocky clay.

Thank for your help!

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gardengal48

Are you referring to Baptisia? Even dwarf baptisia (B. minor) is a pretty tall plant for a ground cover. And tends not to spread very much, either. Not knowing exactly what you intend with this plant, you should know it is herbaceous (dies to the ground in winter) and has a limited bloom period. Otherwise, it does grow here and quite well - just needs sun and good drainage.

    Bookmark   October 11, 2013 at 3:29PM
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Embothrium(USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA)

If you're asking about Amorpha then, yes, those grow here.

    Bookmark   October 12, 2013 at 1:48PM
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