Creeping Indigo Indigofera spicata host or larval food plant
with a Ceraunus Blue butterfly Hemiargus ceraunus
Ceraunus Blue Hemiargus ceraunus butterfly
caught in mid-flight
Ceraunus Blue Hemiargus ceraunus
drinking from an aster flower.
Botanical Name: Indigofera spicata
Common Name: Trailing Indigo, Creeping Indigo
Native Host Plant
Plant type: This groundcover is a weed and will grow readily from seed, layering, or cuttings. It makes a beautiful hanging basket. Add plants and seed to ditches, fencelines, retaining areas, railroad lines, empty fields, cow pastures, and other areas are ideal places to plant Creeping Indigo.
Light: Sun to partial shade
Size: Up to 3" high
Water: Average to low
Soil: Will grow in almost any soil
Propagation: Seed, layering, and cuttings
Note: Host plant for Ceraunus Blue, Gray Hairstreak, and Zarucco Duskywing butterflies.
Note: Serves as a nectar plant for several species of butterflies.