Grow Your Own Blue Card and Seed PackConnie Brown
Grow your own blue! 5” x 6.5” Notecard with envelope and 100+ Japanese Indigo seeds. Blank on the inside where you may add a personal note. Seed and growing information on the back of the card. Card features photo of 100% cotton fabric, dyed blue by Connie Brown using “fresh” indigo leaves.
Japanese Indigo (Persicaria tinctoria also know as Polygonum tinctoria) is a noninvasive annual that produces blue fiber dye within its leaves. It is easy to grow, does well in partial or full sun areas, but excels in rich, moist soil. Seeds are harvested in the fall and are best used in the next planting season. Start seeds indoors 4-6 weeks before the anticipated last frost. Seeds can take 12-18 days to germinate. Within a few weeks young plants can be moved outdoors once the danger of frost has past . Harvest the leaves two to three times during the growing season. There are numerous resources online for indigo dyers and growers.
- Grown organically in Asheville, NC by Connie Brown
- Broad leaf with pointed tip
- Seeds for the 2022 growing season
- Hand winnowed by Connie Brown
- 95% Germination in 6 day test
Visit Connie’s instagram page to see more photos of her indigo plants, processes and results, @conniebrowntextiles and her webpage southernhighlandguild.org/conniebrown