Position

Sun exposure:
Full sun
Aspect:
South facing, west facing
Position in border:
Back, middle

Soil

Acidic / Chalky / Alkaline / Well Drained / Light / Sandy

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.

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.

Plant calendar

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Flowersyes
Pruneyesyes

Indigofera and wildlife

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

Is known to attract Bees
Bees
Is not known to attract Beneficial insects
Beneficial insects
Is not known to attract Birds
Birds
Is not known to attract Butterflies/​Moths
Butterflies/​Moths
Is not known to attract Other pollinators
Other pollinators

Is Indigofera poisonous?

Indigofera has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:
Is not known to attract Birds
Birds
Is not known to attract Cats
Cats
Is not known to attract Dogs
Dogs
Is not known to attract Horses
Horses
Is not known to attract Livestock
Livestock
Is not known to attract People
People
Plants that go well with Indigofera amblyantha