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
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.