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  IndigoScientific Name: Indigofera tinctoria
Common Name:  Indigo
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Plant Type: Annual
Where To Plant: Full Sun to Partly Shady
Soil Types: Average
Zones (See US Zone map): Annual
Germination: Medium
Number of Seeds Per Pack: 50
Uses: Dye
Notes: The source of the indigo dye, whick is derived by steeping or fermentation of the leaves.

INDIGOFERA TINCTORIA. Ancient dye plant known for the clarity and fastness of the blue produced. Leaves contain indican which must be oxidized by fermentation to produce the dye. Fresh herbage (strongest when in flower) is steeped in water for 12-48 hours with frequent stirring. A blue sediment will form which is the dye. Needs long growing season.

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