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Trailing indigo bush
Temper hot summer days with trailing indigo bush. Its soft green-blue foliage and tiny purple flowers give it a cool appearance in the blazing desert climate it calls home. Trailing indigo bush has a creeping, mounding habit and is also good in container gardens. In time it develops woody growth near the center and looks best when it is allowed to sprawl around nearby plants and under trees. Use it as a groundcover to stabilize a slope, or plant it in a mixed border, where it will act as a living mulch and suppress weeds. It is a tough plant; count on it to stand up to drought and high temperatures. Trailing indigo bush is native to areas of Texas and New Mexico.