Tall arching branches with sizeable masses of countless fragrant yellow flowers ripen to blue-black pendulous seed pods which make an unusual addition to dried flower arrangements. This is the famous blue dye plant used by the ancient Britons to decorate themselves before going into battle. You are welcome to try this if you have a troublesome neighbour.....
For best results, sow immediately onto a good soil-based compost. Cover the seeds with fine grit or compost to approximately their own depth. They can be sown at any time, and germination can sometimes be quicker if kept at 15 to 20 degrees C. We sow most seeds in an unheated greenhouse and wait for natural germination, as many seeds have built-in dormancy mechanisms, often waiting for natural spring germination, hence giving them a full season of growth.
Common name:Isatis tinctoria
Packet Content:80 (Approx)