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Grow your own beautiful blue dye at home with Japanese indigo. This plant is a member of the buckwheat family and is an annual plant. Plant in late winter or early spring in hot climates or plant after the last frost in cool climates. Plant seeds at 1/8th” deep. Plants can be spaced closely together (4-6 inches) and need well composted soil and lots of water during the growing season. Amend with extra nitrogen through the growing season for vigorous plants. Plants can be grown in the ground, in raised beds, or in containers. Easy to propagate from cuttings. Likes full sun in cool climates, and partial sun in hot climates and lots of water. Japanese Indigo can be used fresh for dyeing or the pigment can be extracted for later use in a vat. For more info see my full guide to Growing and Using Japanese Indigo. Each packet contains 1 gram of seeds, approximately 400 seeds. Only ships within the United States.


Japanese Indigo Seeds (Persicaria tinctoria)

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