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Austral indigo (Indigofera australis)

A fast-growing showy ornamental with pretty mauve to purple (sometimes white) pea-like flowers. Best effects achieved by group plantings. After the first year, cut straggly branches back at base in winter to promote dense growth and many flowers. Tolerates moderate frost and extended wet periods in well periods in well drained soil. Good fauna habitat. Attracts native insects which fed on pollen.