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Woad Plant

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Isatis tinctoria

Woad is an important source of blue dye.

  • Biennial
  • Grows to 3 ft (1 m) in height
  • Has narrow blue-green leaves and small yellow flowers
  • Dye is produced in the young leaves.
  • Harvest all leaves at once and allow plant to regrow.

Supplied as a pot-grown plant in a 7cm pot

Available from APPROXIMATELY mid May 2020

1 or more £2.75GBP each. Group & quantity discounts
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Woad, also known as dyer's woad, is an important source of blue dye. It has been cultivated throughout Europe for hundreds of years, and there were important woad-growing regions in the UK during the medieval period. Native to the steppes and deserts of Central Asia, it is also found throughout south-east and central Europe.

Woad is a biennial plant with an upright habit, reaching 3 ft (1 m) tall. It has narrow bluish-green leaves, which look as though they've been dusted with white fluff, and small yellow flowers, which are followed by unusual black seed pods.

Woad prefers a hot and sunny situation (this encourages the production of the dye in the young leaves), and is happy in most soils (its natural habitat is cliffs and cornfields, and chalky soils). Give it plenty of nitrogen-rich fertiliser to encourage production of leaves. Harvest leaves for making dye between July and September. If allowed to flower it will self-seed. Harvest all the young leaves at once for dye-making, and allow plant to regrow. Woad produces more indigo when the weather is hot and sunny. Once the plant flowers, indigo production ceases.

Woad has a long tap root so is not suitable for container growing. It is a member of the cabbage family so is susceptible to club root.

Recognised to be an excellent attractant and nectar source for bees and other beneficial insects.

  • Biennial
  • Grows to 3 ft (1 m) in height
  • Has narrow blue-green leaves and small yellow flowers
  • Dye is extracted from the young leaves.
  • When making dye, harvest all leaves at once and allow plant to regrow.

 

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Available from APPROXIMATELY mid May 2020

1 = £2.75
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10 = £2.25
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This product is subject to group discount if you are buying multiple products from the same pricing group. Other products in this group are...
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Fennel Plant
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Mint Plant - Black Peppermint
Mint Plant - Chocolate Mint
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Mint Plant - Curly Mint
Mint Plant - Eau De Cologne Mint
Mint Plant - Garden Mint
Mint Plant - Ginger Mint
Mint Plant - Grapefruit Mint
Mint Plant - Lemon Mint
Mint Plant - Lime Mint
Mint Plant - Moroccan Mint
Mint Plant - Peppermint
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Mint Plant - Red Mint
Mint Plant - Russian Mint
Mint Plant - Silver Mint
Mint Plant - Spearmint Plant
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Oregano Plant - Country Cream
Oregano Plant - Greek Oregano
Parsley Plant - Parsley 'Champion Moss Curled'
Parsley Plant - Parsley 'Italian Giant'
Rosemary Plant - Common Rosemary
Rosemary Plant - Rosemary 'Primley Blue'
Rosemary Plant - Rosemary 'Seven Seas'
Rosemary Plant - Rosemary 'Sudbury Blue'
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Sage Plant - Blackcurrant Sage
Sage Plant - Clary Sage
Sage Plant - Common Sage
Sage Plant - Golden Sage
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Sweet Cicely Plant
Sweet Woodruff Plant
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Tarragon Plant - Mexican Tarragon
Tarragon Plant - Russian Tarragon
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Thyme Plant - Lemon Thyme
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