Woad Plant - Isatis tinctoria - Dye plant
Woad - Isatis tinctoria
Approximate height: 45 cm to 130 cm
Flowering time: Summer of 2nd year
Site and soil type: Well-drained soil in sun
Uses: Dye plant
Plant size: Grown in a 1 litre pot and ready to plant in your garden. (For pot size guide, click here)
WARNING: POISONOUS - NOT TO BE USED INTERNALLY.
Also called Dyer's Weed this is the plant that was used to produce a blue dyestuff in Europe for over 2000 years.
The plant forms a rosette of leaves and in the second year, tall stems bearing yellow flowers followed by black seeds. The flowers are popular with bees.
Peat-free, pesticide-free, plastic-free.
All plants are sent to you in an eco-friendly cardboard POSIpot or fibre pot, (made from wood pulp), together with a wooden ID label and care instructions. In both cases these can be planted straight into the ground in the pot which will biodegrade.
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