Woad seeds - isatis tinctoria
Woad seeds - isatis tinctoria
Woad seeds - isatis tinctoria
Woad seeds - isatis tinctoria
Woad seeds - isatis tinctoria

Woad seeds - isatis tinctoria

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Grow your own dye garden!

Woad, isatis tinctoria

A historically important source of blue dye going back to Roman times.  Contains a lower concentration of indican than other forms of indigo, but grows very easily in temperate climates, and is very hardy.  Plants will grow up to a height of 3 feet, and produce a cheerful yellow flower.  Leaves yield lovely soft blue dye.

Begin indoors 4-6 weeks before last frost or direct sew after frost. Sow thinly and cover with twice seeds thickness. Thin to 12-36 inches apart.  Thrives in full sun and can be sewn in spring, summer or early fall.

Self seeding biennal

Zones 3-8

When to sow: early spring through early fall

Ease of germination: very good

Family: Cabbage (Brassicaceae)


This listing is for a packet of seeds containing 50+ seeds.

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