Indigo, Japanese (Ko-Joh-Ko) (Persicaria tinctoria) potted plant, organic
Family: Buckwheat (Polygonaceae)
Annual, 150 days to maturity
(Dyer’s Knotweed, Ko-Joh-Ko, Liao lan) Frost-tender annual to 5 feet tall, a much-branched plant with pointed leaves and white flowers, native to Eastern Europe and Asia, including especially Japan and Korea. Traditional use: Fresh and dried leaves used in treating infections, as a disinfectant, also as a treatment for canker sores and seafood poisoning. Source of indicin, which by way of dyemaking (hydrolysis and acidification) yield 4-5% plant weight of pure indigo dye. This variety is the preferred type (white-flowered) for dyemaking. Best to transplant seedlings to field in May, first harvest July, second harvest August. Space plants 1 foot apart.
Potted plant, certified organically grown
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