Hybrid Wild Indigo
Long-lived polycarpic perennial
The species of this Native American perennial was used by indigenous people to purge the bowels. The roots brewed into a tea induce vomiting and are a strong laxative.
Source of plant
Big Dipper Farm, Garden Crossings, North Creek Nurseries, Klyn Nurseries, Plant Delights
Plants are exceptionally vigorous with charcoal-green stems when mature; flowers are dusky purple, very large, held in lupine-like flower spikes.
USDA Hardiness Zone
flower color, medicinal/pharmaceutical