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Strictly Medicinal Organic Blue Indigo

Most Showy of the Indigos

Brand: Strictly Medicinal    Item Number: SNV7056

$2.99

In Stock! Ships from Northern CA.

$2.99

In Stock! Ships from Northern CA.

Description

Blue Indigo - Baptisia australis

Makes a handsome bush with 3-lobed leaves and masses of neon blue, pea-like blossoms that give way to large, inflated pods.

  • The most showy of the indigos.

Certified organic, 50 seeds/pkt

Photo by Denis Prévôt

Features

  • Attracts Bees/Butterflies
  • Open-Pollinated
  • Requires Summer Water
  • Somewhat Drought Tolerant
  • Useful in Dye Making

Characteristics

Seed Unit Sizes Seed Pack Organic Status Certified Organic Product
Plant Usage Attracts Bees/Butterflies, Ornamental Germination Requirements Cold Treatment, Scarify, Warmth
Organic Certifier Oregon Tilth Life Cycle Tender Perennial
Planting Time Spring Ideal Soil Temperature 75°F
Days to Maturity 50 - 60 Days Sun Requirements Full Sun/Part Sun
Useful Plant Part Leaves Growth Habit Herbaceous
Starting Location Direct Sow Soil pH 5.1 - 7.5
Seed Unit Sizes Seed Pack
Organic Status Certified Organic Product
Plant Usage Attracts Bees/Butterflies, Ornamental
Germination Requirements Cold Treatment, Scarify, Warmth
Organic Certifier Oregon Tilth
Life Cycle Tender Perennial
Planting Time Spring
Ideal Soil Temperature 75°F
Days to Maturity 50 - 60 Days
Sun Requirements Full Sun/Part Sun
Useful Plant Part Leaves
Growth Habit Herbaceous
Starting Location Direct Sow
Soil pH 5.1 - 7.5

Planting & Care

Soil & Water: Good soil fertility and water will produce a better dye than drier less fertile soil.

Planting & Growing: Scarify the seeds and plant in spring, barely cover, tamp securely and keep warm and moist until germ. which takes 1-3 weeks. Germination is easy and vigorous, and the plant establishes itself and lasts for years in the garden. Space plants 2 to 3 ft. apart.

Harvesting & Storage: Harvest leaves when plant is several feet tall and bruised leaves turn blue. Harvest and make dye the same day.

What You May Need

Shipping Information

Shipping Weight: 0.01 lbs. Dimensions: 5"L x 2.625"W x 0.1"H

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