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Psorothamnus fremontii

Synonym(s) Dalea fremontii
Common name indigo bush; mojave dalea; Fremont's dalea
Family fabaceae
Life cycle shrub
Flowers blue-purple (spring)
Size 2-3'
Light sun

Native to North American deserts. Nearly white bark, spiny branch tips. Vividly blue flowers in spring. I've no idea if this stands a chance in our garden.

This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from '07 trade. Used sandpaper to remove orange papery husks from bean-like seeds, and to scarify these seeds. Only 20% of husks contained seeds. Soaked 3 hours, then baggy 65F (33%G, 3d). Remaining seeds may have been damaged by scarification procedure

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