Seeds - Japanese Indigo OG (SGH)



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Description: This easy-to-grow plant's claim to fame is that the leaves contain indigotin, a natural cloth, and fibre dye. Its colour range spans aqua, teal, and blue-green. The best time to harvest the leaves for dying is just before flowering.

Pack Size: 25 seeds

Latin Name: Persicaria tinctoria 
Alternative Names: 
Main Uses:  Dye plant
Zone Hardiness: Annual
Exposure: Full sun
Height: 90 cm (36")
Flower Color: Vivid pink
Flowering Time: July through September

Germination: 14 days at 18 - 1°C.
Sowing: Indoors 6 - 8 weeks before your local last frost date, 2 seeds per cell. For the easiest transplanting, sow into biodegradable starter pots. Apply Sea Magic™ kelp from first watering. Apply a seedling-starter fertilizer such as Evolve Seedling once the second set of true leaves has appeared, and then alternate between the kelp and seedling starter until transplant. 
Planting depth: 0.3 cm (1/8"), Lightly covered.
Spacing:  30 cm (12”)
Planting Out: Well-drained soil once seedlings are established and risk of frost has passed.

Growing in Containers: Ideal for containers.

Fertilizing (Containers): Use an organic bloom-boost fertilizer once plants start to set buds.

Watering (Containers): Water deeply when the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch. Check every day or two during very hot weather.

Growing in Mixed Planters: Well-suited to larger mixed planters.

Fertilizing (Garden): Plant in a garden bed amended with compost. No additional fertilizer is required.

Watering (Garden): Water young plants regularly to establish, then water deeply as conditions require.

Beneficials Attracted to this Plant: Hummingbirds are attracted to this plant.

Suitability for Indoors: Not well-suited for indoors, except under lights.

What about Grow Lights? Grow lights are required to succeed with this variety indoors.

Indoor Container Suggestions: 6" pot with drainage.

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