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Woad

Isatis tinctoria

***Can not be shipped to Montana or Washington***

The three-foot bush is covered with small yellow flowers in its second year, which will produce deep purple pods. A lovely blue dye is obtained from the leaves and has been used for this throughout Europe for centuries. It is also used by the Chinese as an astringent, reducing fevers, and for its antiviral and antibacterial properties. Natural low irregular germination.

25 seeds

 


Biennial

Germination:  7-14 days, soaking seeds overnight aids germination. Natural low irregular germination

Seed Planting Depth:  Lightly cover

Starting Indoors/Outdoors:  Start indoors 4-6 weeks before the last frost. Provide 65-70 degree soil temperature. Transplant 12" apart. Sow outdoors in spring 1-2 weeks before the last frost date, or in the fall, a few seeds every 2-3", thinning to 12" apart. Self sows easily.

Light Needs:  Full sun 

Soil Needs:  Fertile, well-drained but moist

Uses:Dyeing, medicinal, ornamental

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    A Pinetree Garden Seeds Customer
    GA
    08/04/2021
    Gary A.
    United States
    Hmmmm

    It must have been something I did wrong. Less than 25% germinated.

    PA
    05/23/2021
    Pat A.
    United States United States
    Poor Germination

    First batch of seeds never germinated. Out of the 2nd batch with 3 seeds per each section of 12 sections, only 4 made it. Finally transplanted outside when they seemed to be struggling under the plant lights. Still struggling. Give them sips in early morning and at dusk and have under a little coffee filter cover so the sun won't burn them up. Grew woad in Virginia Beach with no problems.

    05/24/2021
    Pinetree Garden Seeds

    HI Pat, I am sorry for the poor germination. I can send replacement seeds or refund your account. Please let me know what you would like. Thank you for your patience. Deby