Plants by mail order since 1984, over 4100 plants online today!


My Burncoose




6th January 2021. In line with the current government lockdown rules, Burncoose Nurseries is closed to visitors. However at present we are able to offer click and collect to local customers. This will be weekdays only, not weekends. Mail order is continuing as normal. However please allow extra time for the couriers to deliver, once despatched from us. Sorry to say that some depots are experiencing high volumes of traffic, also staff shortages.


In the family of the indigo-dye plant.

Genus of 700 or more species of evergreen or deciduous trees and shrubs, annuals and herbaceous perennials found mainly in a variety of tropical and sub-tropical regions.

The species tinctoria and sufffruticosa are those from which the well-known dye was extracted. Indigo-dyed fabric found in Peru predates Egyptian-dyed fabrics by 1500 years. Indigo was used in paintings by artists in the Middle Ages. Several species were used as analgesics to relieve pain.

Further Reading....

  • Deciduous - and evergreen trees, shrubs and herbaceous perennials. Pinnate leaves and clusters of pea-like flowers.
  • Against a wall - can be trained against a warm, sunny wall.
  • Full sun
  • Additional Features - Pests & Diseases - - none
  • Place of origin - from tropical and sub tropical regions
  • Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil -
Indigofera Growing Guide

Buy Varieties of INDIGOFERA

INDIGOFERA amblyantha

INDIGOFERA amblyantha  >

Shrimp-pink flowers in long racemes
£15.50 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant


INDIGOFERA heterantha  >

Rose-purple pea-shaped flowers in long racemes and luxurious foliage. One of the most ornamental of all late flowering shrubs which prefers a hot sunny position
£15.50 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant


INDIGOFERA howellii  >

Tapering racemes of bright pink flowers
£15.50 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

INDIGOFERA potaninii

INDIGOFERA potaninii  >

Clear pink flowers in horizontal spreading racemes continuously through the summer
£15.50 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

Useful extras...

Visit the Caerhays Castle website
Order the 2021 Burncoose Catalogue
Payment methods accepted
watch us on you tube
Visit Burncoose House - Holiday Accommodation
Burncoose Nurseries: Gwennap, Redruth, Cornwall TR16 6BJ
Telephone: +44 (0) 1209 860316 Fax: +44 (0) 1209 860011 Email:
© Burncoose Nurseries 1997 - 2021      Website by Forgecom
All plant pictures are copyright © Burncoose Nurseries unless otherwise stated.
No rights are given to download any of our pictures and use them (for personal or professional use) without our consent.