False Indigo (Amorpha fruticosa)

False Indigo (Amorpha fruticosa)

This shrub has a tall airy structure that fits in well when growing in a prairie. False Indigo is a legume that increases nitrogen in the soil.


Sun:    Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture:    Medium
Height:    5-10 feet
Blooms:    June, July, Aug
Color:    Purple
Spacing:    3-5′
Zones:    3-9
Benefits:    Butterflies, Pollinators

Design Tips

Can be cut back to promote compact growth or allowed to grow into a tall shrub.

Companion Plants

Big Bluestem
Prairie Dropseed
Butterfly Milkweed
Yellow Coneflower