The true indigo (Indigofera tinctoria) used to produce the famous blue dye that for 4000 years was considered the most important dye stuff in the world.
The leaves (strongest when in flower) contain indocan which must be fermented or steeped 12-48 hours to produce the blue dye. Buy blue wild indigo seeds for dyeing today!
- Scientific Plant Name: Indigofera tinctoria
- Common Names: Indigo, True Indigo
- Plant Type: Annual, Biennial or Perennial (Climate Dependent)
- Height @ Maturity: up to 6'
- Packet Weight: ~10g
- Best in full sun.
- Well drained soil.