Isatis tinctoria (Woad)Herb Plant
Some Herbs may be too tall for our standard packaging and will be trimmed to fit. This will not be detrimental to the plant but will mean that these herbs will flower later in the year.
The Blister packs used to protect our beautiful herbs during transit are made from 100% recycled plastic and can be recycled kerbside.
Woad (Isatis tinctoria) Herb in 1 litre Pot
Woad (Isatis tinctoria) also known as dyers weed is a biennial plant, native of the Mediterranean and belongs to the family Cruciferae (the brassicas), as do broccoli, cabbage and rape seed. It is an interesting plant to have in the herb garden because of it's fascinating history.
Preferring rich well-drained soil, Woad forms a low-growing cluster of leaves (like spinach) in its first year of growth, reaching heights of 50cm. It is at this stage that leaves are harvested for their dye. In May of the second year, it produces neon yellow flowers, which have a wonderful fragrance and attract plenty of bees.
The plant will reach heights of 1m, and the black seed pods produced at the end of flowering will happily self seed, so removal of the seed heads is vital to ensure it remains contained.
Woad is best known for its fantastic indigo colour, which is extracted from the leaves, and has been used to dye textiles for thousands of years.
Buy Woad Online
Our potted woad herb plants are generally available to buy online between March and September.
|Isatis tinctoria (Woad)Herb Plant|
|Soil Type||Free draining rich soil|
|Latin Name||Isatis tinctoria|
|Hardiness||RHS rating H6 - Hardy - very cold winter|
|Special Features||Pollinator Friendly|
|Type of Garden||Herb|