Japanese Indigo seeds, persicaria tinctoria, also known as polygonum tinctorium
From the 2020 harvest, for planting in 2021. Good germination rate.
An indigo bearing plant which is easy to grow in colder climates such as Canada and the US.A green, leafy plant which will grow up to 3 feet tall and produces a small pink or white flower.Leaves can be harvested for use a variety of fresh leaf indigo processes, to dye gorgeous soft blues which are very colourfast.
Sow seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost, harden off before planting out 1 foot apart.
Grows best in fertile soil and full sun - water well once a week. Also does well in containers but should be watered daily.Pinching out the tips when 8 inches tall will result in a bushier plant with more leaves to harvest.
When to sow: early spring
Ease of germination: good
Family: Buckwheat (Polygonaceae)
This listing is for a packet of seeds containing around 100-150 seeds.
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