Isatis tinctoria

[WOAD]

 $5.00 

Category: Potted Plants
Longevity: B (zones 4 to 8)
Lighting Conditions: FS
Average Height: 4 feet
Uses: D L O

An important dye plant, yielding a blue dye which was used by the ancient Celts as a body-paint. Native to the Caucasus Mountains, west and central Asia; this is one of the oldest dye plants known. Seeds have been found in Neolithic sites and ancient Egyptians used it to dye mummy wrappings. Economically important in Europe in the Middle Ages, the Woad industry was decimated by the introduction of Indigo from India in the late 1500s. There was even a French edict that forbade using Indigo under pain of death. Seedpods are attractive in dried arrangements. Showy yellow flowers in early spring.

This product was added to our catalog on Friday 16 May, 2008.
Quantity:
Customers who bought this product also purchased
Nicotiana glauca  (Seed)
Nicotiana glauca (Seed)
Acorus americanus
Acorus americanus
Curcuma domestica
Curcuma domestica

Eucalyptus camphora
Peganum harmala  (Seed)
Peganum harmala (Seed)
Levisticum officinale
Levisticum officinale
Currently viewing:  Potted Plants - Companion Plants - Isatis tinctoria Woad Dryers Wood