Indigofera heterantha
  • Indigofera heterantha
  • Indigofera heterantha

Indigofera heterantha

£12.95

Available Summer 2018

A lovely and unusual shrub with colourful flowers which can be found growing in the wild on dry and sunny slopes in the Himalayas from Afghanistan to Western China.

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Available Summer 2018

A lovely and unusual shrub with colourful flowers which can be found growing in the wild on dry and sunny slopes in the Himalayas from Afghanistan to Western China.

Indigofera heterantha has clusters of deep, purple-rose coloured, pea-like flowers throughout summer which stand out well against the pale green, pinnate leaves.

An elegant flowering shrub which is particularly beautiful when grown against a sunny wall or fence.

Supplied Size:  Sorry, now sold out. Please email us at sales@bluebellnursery.com or call our office on (01530) 413700 if you are interested in pre-ordering this plant.


  • Position: Full sun.
  • Soil: Well drained, fertile soil.
  • Hardiness: Somewhat hardy. Indigofera heterantha can suffer from some die back following a very cold winter, however it usually recovers well in the following year.
  • Flowering Period: June - September.
  • Flower Colour: Deep rose-purple
  • Rate of Growth: Moderate.
  • Habit: Medium sized, branching shrub.
    • Height: up to 2.5 m (8 ft).
    • Spread: 2.5 m (8 ft).
  • Notes: This plant was formerly known as Indigofera gerardiana. Please be aware that until established, Indigofera heterantha appear to be a little spindly and bare once they have lost their leaves in winter.

Plant Video

A four to five year old Indigofera heterantha showing a mass of flower in mid August 2013.

Data sheet

How Much Sun
Full Sun
Eventual Size
Shrub - Medium (5 - 10 ft tall)
Growing Conditions
Soil Type: Most Soils (not to fussy), Special: Coastal Areas, Soil Type: Dry / Sandy
Special Features
Flowering Season - Summer (June - August), Honey Fungus Resistant

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