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Isatis tinctoria

 
Common name dyer's woad
Family brassicaceae
Life cycle biennial (Z4-8)
Flowers yellow
Size 3-4'
Light sun
From seed germinate at room temperature
detailed seed-starting info below

Traditional dye plant native to Southern Europe, whose leaves can be chemically treated to produce blue and green dyes. It appears on the noxious weed list in several U.S. states, especially in the interior west; I'll grow it once, but don't intend to establish it permanently in our garden.

This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from '11 trade. Baggy 70F (100%G, 7d)


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