Native to sunny, dry slopes of the Himalayas, Indigofera heterantha is a beautiful shrub, bearing delicate pinnate leaves and pink-purple, late-summer flowers. It’s a great choice for the herbaceous border and works well alongside roses and buddleia.
Grow Indigofera heterantha 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-merge in spring. Hard prune old wood and crossing branches in spring. Indigofera heterantha holds a Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit (AGM).
How to grow Indigofera heterantha
South facing, west facing
Position in border
- Sun exposure: Full sun
- Hardiness: Hardy
- Soil type: Acidic / chalky / alkaline / clay / heavy / moist / well drained / light / sandy
Indigofera heterantha and wildlife
Indigofera heterantha 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 heterantha poisonous?
Indigofera heterantha has no toxic effects reported.
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