Persicaia tinctoria is a species of flowering plant in the buckeye family. Common names include Chinese indigo and Japanese indigo. It is native to eastern Europe and Asia but is well adapted to many parts of the world.
Japanese indigo is very a very frost tender annual that thrives in fertile soil and warn humid climates but i have had excellent luck growing it in the short seasons of the Appalachian mountains.
Growing Instructions: Seeds should be started indoors 6 to 8 weeks before the last frost. Once the risk of frost has past, the hardened young plants should be transplanted on approximately 1 foot spacing's. Keep the plants well watered.
When the plants are approximately 2 feet tall and a bruised leaf turns navy blue, it is ready for the first harvest. Cut the plant several node above the ground and the plant will re-sprout for additional harvests.
These seeds are harvested from our current year plants. The listing is for 5 grams of seeds which contains 500 to 1000 seeds.