Japanese Indigo Plant- 'Persicaria Tinctoria'- PICK UP in San Clemente or custom coordinated location

Japanese Indigo Plant- 'Persicaria Tinctoria'- PICK UP in San Clemente or custom coordinated location

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***THIS IS PRE-ORDER FOR PLANT PICK UP in San Clemente or other coordinated pick up spot- message me at liz@thedogwooddyer.com to coordainte***

Japanese Indigo (Persicaria Tincotoria -or- Polygonum Tintorium') is a favorite variety of indigotin bearing plant to grow in temperate to hot areas. The plant belongs to the buck wheat family and produces a beautiful blue green aqua color on silk and wool (protein fibers) using a very simple 'fresh leaf' method outlined here on my blog. If you grow enough (more than a few plants worth) and have sufficient leaf weight you may also like to try extracting the indigotin from the leaves to create an indigo vat to dye true indigo blues on all types of natural fibers. Extracted indigo can also be used to make indigo pigment paint for printing and painting. Instructions on growing, and harvesting your indigo are included with your plant pre-order. Ready to go directly into the ground in full sun with plenty of water now. Deep weekly watering during the summer- will benefit from daily watering if in excessively hot areas.

***THIS IS PRE-ORDER FOR PLANT PICK UP in San Clemente or other coordinated pick up spot- message me at liz@thedogwooddyer.com to coordainte***

See the ‘Dye Plants’ section of my website to learn more about cultivating this plant. And read my blog post on my favorite way to use homegrown indigo- Fresh Leaf Indigo Dyeing!

I’ll be adding more wonderful tutorials and inspiration of what to do with indigo to my website in the coming year so stay tuned!

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