Spring Plant

Japanese Indigo Seeds
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Japanese Indigo is not, if we're being honest, the most beautiful plant you can grow. But hot damn is it a fun one! Take these leaves, stick them in a blender, and you've got a vibrant dye. Magic! Pure magic!
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  • HEIGHT1-2ft when full grown
  • SPACING12" between plants
  • LIGHTFull sun, or part-shade
  • ZONEAnnual, zones 2-11

  • INCLUDES25 seeds

  • Botanical NamePersicaria tinctoria
Spring Plant


Japanese Indigo leaves must be used fresh, so have everything ready before you harvest. Harvest 10 or so stalks of Indigo, stick the leaves into your blender, cover with very cold water, and blend. Strain this mixture into your dying pot, mix in 2T white vinegar, and stick the cloth you want to dye into the pot. Mix it around for about 5 minutes - 1 hour depending on how deep you want the color. It will look yellow-ish/green in the pot, but when you pull the cloth out of the pot and expose it to oxygen it turns blue! Behold! After rinsing if you want a darker color, simply put it back in the pot.

  • DEER Deer resistant
  • KIDS+PETS Non-toxic
  • CLIMATE Heat loving
  • WATERWater regularly
  • INDOOR+POTSGrows well in containers outside

How to Plant

Soak seeds overnight, then plant 1/4" deep, spaced 12" apart.

Where to Plant

Find a place that gets mostly sun, but some shade is okay

When to Plant

Spring, after last frost (they're very cold sensitive), or start inside 6 weeks earlier.

When to Expect Blooms

We're here for the foliage.

Care Instructions

Water regularly. 

Extra Credit

Produces tiny pink flowers in the fall.

Japanese Indigo Seeds

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