[permaculture] Indigo source?
dtv at mwt.net
Tue May 10 00:00:34 EDT 2005
You could always go with Blue Wild Indigo (Baptisia australis), which
has been used as a dye plant & if very easy & foregiving to grow.
On May 9, 2005, at 10:53 PM, Lisa in Oregon wrote:
> 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:
>> Does anyone have a recommended source for obtaining indigo
>> 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
>> unless someone has a better suggestion! I'm in Portland, Oregon
>> Norris Thomlinson
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