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  WoadScientific Name: Isatis tinctoria
Common Name:  Woad
Other Common Names:
Ban Lan Gen, Ch'Ing Tai, Dyer's Woad, Dyer's-woad, Tein-ching, Tien Hua, Wede, Woad
Plant Type: Biennial
Where To Plant: Full Sun to Partly Shady
Soil Types: Average
Zones (See US Zone map): 3-9
Germination: Easy.  Sow where you want to grow it after last frost. 
Number of Seeds Per Pack: 25
Uses: Dye
Notes: Source of Blue dye

For ages the main source of blue dye in Europe, until the introduction of indigo in the 17th century. Contains the same dyestuff as indigo, though in lower concentration. Because it is hardy (unlike indigo) woad is still grown for natural dyeing. Due to USDA regulations, this item can not be shipped to Montana, California, Washington State, Utah, or Oregon.

Price: $2.50/pkt

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Any statement made concerning medical conditions treated with this herb is not intended as sound medical advice. The seeds are NOT to be ingested only planted. Herbs need to taken only with the guidance of a trained physician or established herblist.

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