[permaculture] Indigo source?

Lisa in Oregon lisamaciver8 at yahoo.com
Mon May 9 23:53:08 EDT 2005

Pinetree has seeds (www.superseeds.com/herb_seeds.htm) and so does
Richters as I recall (www.richters.com, but not working right now).
But your original sources could be fine.

You might check hardiness - as I recall indigo is tropical and not
frost hardy, or maybe only to zone 9 or 10.  Might double check on
the shade tolerance too, I've seen references that it requires sun.

Other N fixers to consider are bayberry and goumi... which some say
tolerate shade.  Maybe not quite as useful for dye...

Lisa in Ashland Oregon

--- Norris Thomlinson <scrub at corrupt.net> wrote:
> Hello-
> Does anyone have a recommended source for obtaining indigo
> (indigofera
> tinctoria)?  I'd like to put a few N-fixing bushes on the north side
> of a
> house where it's shady and/or dry.
> I'm planning to just get a packet of seeds from either of these
> websites:
> https://home.frognet.net/~complants/secure/cart/ia-iq.htm
> http://www.jlhudsonseeds.net/SeedlistH-K.htm
> unless someone has a better suggestion!  I'm in Portland, Oregon
> Thanks!
> Norris Thomlinson
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