Indigo Bush Seeds - False Indigo

(Amorpha fruticosa) PerennialZones 4 - 9.

A lovely North American plant and a great addition to your permaculture landscape!

False Indigo is an extremely beautiful and versatile plant. This sumac-like shrub can grow to 15ft in height and can withstand wind particularly well. Great if you are near the ocean or in need of a windbreak hedge. 

Long, fragrant, purple flowers bloom in late Spring and offer an early food source for beneficial insects. 


Cold Hardiness: Zones 4 - 9

Edible: No

SizeMedium Shrub

Growth RateMedium

Nitrogen Fixer: Yes

Native Plant: Yes

Sun Requirements: Full Sun

Soil Preference: Tolerates a variety of soils including wet places.

Germination:  60 - 80%



SEED PRETREATMENT: Seeds benefit from scarification—gently scratch the seed surface with sandpaper. Then soak seeds in water for 24 hours, start with hot tap water. Mix seeds with a moistened grow medium 4 times the seed volume. Place in a plastic bag, covered tray/cells or container.

STRATIFICATION: 60 days cold/moist (5°C). Place plastic bag with seeds and soil in your refrigerator, preferably in a veggie crisper. Inspect periodically for even moisture/germination.

SEEDING: Sow stratified seeds on the soil surface, tamp down gently. Seeds require light to germinate. Alternate soil temperatures during the day (30°C) and night (20°C).  Water evenly and regularly.

GERMINATION: When all previously mentioned requirements are fulfilled, germination generally occurs in 15-40 days. 


Available direct from Incredible Seeds, a Canadian Heirloom and Heritage Seed Company, offering only the best natural, non-GMO, open pollinated and untreated seeds, located in Mi'kma'ki / Nova Scotia. 

  • $5.99

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