Dyer’s Woad has been grown since ancient times for it’s deep blue dye which was used for dying fabric and clothing, as well as decorating the bodies of Celtic warriors to make them look more fierce during battle. Woad is adorned with large clusters of vibrant yellow-gold flowers that bloom in early summer. It is the leaves that are collected and dried for dye
Water: Moderate to drought tolerant once established
Hardiness: Frost Hardy
Habit: A biennial that makes a rosette of leaves 18" wide and then blooms on stalk to 4'
Light: Full Sun
Soil: Rich soil high in Nitrogen
Origin: Southeastern Europe