Japanese Indigo Seeds, Persicoria tinctoria, Polygonum tinctorium, Blue Dye, Natural Dye Plant Seeds, Organically Grown Seeds, Blue Dye Seed

Japanese Indigo Seeds, Persicoria tinctoria, Polygonum tinctorium, Blue Dye, Natural Dye Plant Seeds, Organically Grown Seeds, Blue Dye Seed



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  • Materials: organically grown, non GMO, seeds, pesticide free, herbicide free, japanese indigo

An easy to grow member of the knotweed family, Japanese Indigo is a great option for those looking for a natural blue dye! These seeds are carefully saved from my own dye garden in Minnesota. I never use pesticides or herbicides and all seeds are hand collected and sorted. **These seeds were harvested in 2020 for 2021 season planting**

Japanese Indigo (Persicaria tinctoria or Polygonum tinctorium) is a tender annual in most temperate locations (think peppers and tomatoes) and prefers rich soil and warm, rainy weather. I've found that starting seeds indoors gives me the best results. Leaves can be harvested after the plant is established, or cut about the top 2/3 of the plant - the remainder will grow more stems, and once you strip the leaves the stalk can be re-rooted!

The green leaves of the Japanese Indigo plant are where you will find the dye. It takes some coaxing to get a blue color from the leaves, either via a reduction method or traditional vat. I recommend Jenny Dean's Wild Color book as an excellent resource. Leaves can also be used to dye after drying!

{ D E T A I L S }
- Organically-grown non-GMO Japanese Indigo Seeds (Persicaria tinctoria)
- Color: Grows Japanese Indigo plants for blue dye production
- Amount: Sold in units of 50+ seeds

I test samples of all of my seeds to ensure viability but cannot guarantee growth due to handling and specific conditions. If your seeds don't grow please contact me and we'll troubleshoot!

Make sure to look around the shop - there are also dried dye materials, dye kits, dyed skeins and color sets available! Questions about naturally dyed yarn? See the FAQ below!

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{ S H I P P I N G }
Your seeds will ship in the next 3-5 days unless otherwise stated in the listing details. Most ship more quickly!

{H O W T O B U Y }
-Select the quantity of seeds you want
-Click "Buy it Now" or "Add to cart" button in the upper right corner
-Follow the instructions to check out
-Congratulations! You will soon be ready to plant!

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nancy woodard Dec 3, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

Fast shipping. Excellent seeds. Very happy with this purchase. Will buy again! Thank you!

Janis Williams Mar 23, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

Awesome! Can’t wait to get to planting! Thanks for the freebie, too! They’re much appreciated!

Sharon Jones Apr 29, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

Andres Fuentes Apr 23, 2020

5 out of 5 stars