Through June 16th, we will continue to take orders for potted plants to be delivered by second week of July.  Orders received after June 16th will begin shipping second week of September.  First come first served. 

Indigo, Japanese (Ko-Joh-Ko) (Persicaria tinctoria) potted plant, organic

$8.50

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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    Emily

    What is the best time to order this plant to transplant in the spring in Zone 7?

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    melinda.fox13

    Are you going to have any of these this year?

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