Water Needs

Light Needs

Common Name

Indigo Bush

Scientific Name

Psorothamnus fremontii

Plant Type

Small Shrubs

Deciduous / Evergreen


Special Features

Has thorns



Growth Habit

Mounding, irregular

Growth Rate


Average Landscape Size

4' x 4'

Care Information

You probably won't be able to find this in any nursery. If it's already growing on your property, lucky you. This native is a springtime favorite of desert dwellers due to its deep indigo flowers. By July heat, the plant has typically dropped all of its leaves and gone dormant. We added a drip emitter to one growing at the garden to see if it would keep it from going dormant and it appears to have had minimal effect.

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USDA Hardiness Zone

0° F, Zone 7a

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