Indigofera amblyantha

Indigofera amblyantha

Pink-flowered indigo

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

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Plant does flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Indigofera amblyantha
  • Common name: Pink-flowered indigo
  • Family: Fabaceae
  • Plant Type: Shrub, Deciduous
Flower colour:

Pink

Foliage colour:

Green

Native to China and the Himalayas, Indigofera amblyantha is a rarely grown shrub, bearing delicate pinnate leaves and pretty light pink, late-summer flowers followed by dark purple seedpods. It’s a great choice for the herbaceous border and works well alongside roses and buddleia.

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Grow Indigofera amblyantha in moist but well-drained soil in a sheltered spot in full sun. In colder regions the plant may die back to the ground but should re-sprout in spring. Hard prune old wood and crossing branches in spring.

How to grow Indigofera amblyantha

  • Plant size

    2.5m height

    2.5m spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Middle, back

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Half hardy
  • Soil type: Acidic / chalky / alkaline / well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Prune
Prune

Do not Prune in January

Do not Prune in February

Do Prune in March

Do Prune in April

Do not Prune in May

Do not Prune in June

Do not Prune in July

Do not Prune in August

Do not Prune in September

Do not Prune in October

Do not Prune in November

Do not Prune in December

Indigofera amblyantha and wildlife

Indigofera amblyantha is known for attracting bees. It has nectar/pollen rich flowers.

Attractive to Bees

Does not attract Beneficial insects

Does not attract Birds

Does not attract Butterflies​/​Moths

Does not attract Other pollinators

Is Indigofera amblyantha poisonous?

Indigofera amblyantha has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

Plants that go well with Indigofera amblyantha