True Indigo Indigofera tinctoria

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Botanical Name:

Indigofera tinctoria

Family:

Fabaceae

Genus:

Indigofera

Species:

tinctoria

Common Name:

True Indigo

Seeds Per Pound:
73,906
Quantity:
0.31 lb
Average Viable Seeds/Packet:
57
Germination:
71%
Germination Test Type:
cut
Purity:
99%
Collection Locale:
India
Crop Year:
2020
In Stock: 0.31 lb
Prices
Items are priced on a curve, you can buy any 'bulk quantity' up to what we have in stock, some examples are:
1 packet
$3.95
10 g
$11.50
1 oz
$14.95
Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: Pour boiling water over seed , let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: none required.
Germination: sow seed 1/4" deep, tamp the soil.
Other: Germination should occur between 30-60 days.
Short description:
Indigofera tinctoria bears the common name True indigo . The plant was one of the original sources of indigo dye . It has been naturalized to tropical and temperate Asia , as well as parts of Africa , but its native habitat is unknown since it has been in cultivation worldwide for many centuries. Today most dye is synthetic, but dye from I. tinctoria is still available, marketed as natural coloring. The plant is also widely grown as a soil-improving groundcover.
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Usda description:
More info on http://plants.usda.gov