Scarlet Pea, Coastal indigo, Texas Indigo, Western indigo
Fabaceae (Pea Family)
Marcus, Joseph A.
Image Gallery: 29 photo(s) available
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Pink
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct
, TX Native Habitat:
Abundant in open areas of the eastern two thirds of Texas. Well-drained sand, loam, clay, caliche.
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist , Dry
Conditions Comments: Scarlet pea is not a constant bloomer, but when it does the flowers are impressive! The flowers are a striking salmon pink. Being a low growing, trailing plant, it works nicely tucked among short vegetation such as Hairy tridens.
BenefitUse Wildlife: Relished by deer and grazed by livestock.
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Larval Host: Grey Hairstreak, Common Dogface, Reakirts Blue
Deer Resistant: No