Indigo Bush - Amorpha fruticosa
This is a great native alternative to the non-native Butterfly Bush!
Features: This shrub produces eye-catching 3 to 6-inch violet blue blooms in June. Bees, butterflies, moths, beetles, and birds are attracted to this plant which is a nitrogen fixer, meaning it is beneficial to nutrient poor soils. It is a great alternative to non-native Butterfly Bush.
Light: full sun
Soil: medium moisture to wet
Height: 6-8 ft.
Width: 6 ft.
Flower color: violet blue
Fall color: yellow orange
Special note: pollinator hot spot, butterfly host and nectar plant, loved by birds, nitrogen fixer