Height: 4 feet Aspect: Sun or partial shade Soil Type: Well drained Uses: Dye Plant Care: Allow to self-seed Usually available: March to September Pot size supplied: Grown in a 10 cm (4 inch) pot
Woad ( Isatis tinctoria)
Woad – Isatis tinctoria
Woad – Isatis tinctoria is famous throughout history as a blue dye plant although the flowers are yellow. The fluffy flower sprays produce large, black seeds which are popular with flower arrangers. The leaves are pulped and fermented to produce dye.