Woad

£3.70

Woad yields a blue dye famously used and worn by ancient Britons and Celts, though the flowers are yellow. The dye comes from the first year’s leaves using a complicated recipe! It flowers in the second year and sometimes lives to flower in a third year, but mostly behaves as a biennial. The flowers are numerous, small bright yellow clusters. It grows in any neutral garden soil.
Our Woad plants are in their 2nd year of growth so expected to flower in 2022.

Isatis tinctoria
Biennial
Yellow
Sun
Height : 70cm
Flowering period : May – July
This is a good source of nectar : 

 

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Woad yields a blue dye famously used and worn by ancient Britons and Celts, though the flowers are yellow. The dye comes from the first year’s leaves using a complicated recipe! It flowers in the second year and sometimes lives to flower in a third year, but mostly behaves as a biennial. The flowers are numerous, small bright yellow clusters. It grows in any neutral garden soil.

Wildlife attracted:
Pollinators are attracted to the little flowers of the Woad plant which appear in the second year of growth.
Other features:
The seed pods are also attractive and can be used in flower arrangements

 

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Size

9cm pot, 1.5lt pot