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Chinese Woad

Original price $4.00 - Original price $4.00
Original price
$4.00 - $4.00
Current price $4.00

Isatis indigotica - A smaller plant compared to European (Dyer’s) Woad. By some accounts this species is pound for pound the better dye material. As well as a dye, it's valued as a medical; traditionally used for it’s anti-viral properties. Biennial, although some plants seem to always bloom their first year. Plumes of yellow flowers 3’ tall. 50+ seeds

-Grown by Annapolis Seeds

Growing Info
Sowing Indoors mid-spring, I start mine in April. Can also be direct sown in May
Transplant outdoors After the risk of frost
Spacing 18-24" between plants
Soil requirements Average fertility, happy in a range of soil types.
Harvest Leaves can be picked anytime after the plants are well established, usually late summer onwards
Light Full sun to part shade
Life cycle Biennial (and a few surprise annuals)
Cold hardiness Zone 4