[permaculture] Indigo source?

mIEKAL aND 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.

~mIEKAL

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:
>> 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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