Woad is a biennial herb and traditional medicinal plant. Plants grow a rosette of leaves in the first year and brilliant yellow flowers in the second, making an attractive plant fora herb or informal garden, growing to a height of about 1m. Woad is used to make the traditional blue dye known as indigo. The dye is made from the leaves of the rosettes (harvested in mid to late summer) in a traditional process of extraction.
Woad grows best in full sun to part shade and neutral to alkaline well-drained soil.
Pack of 50 seeds. Sow in spring or autumn. Sowing instructions and a colour photo are printed on the packet.
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