This year I grew two potted plants of Japanese indigo. My own seeds were too old to come up so I bought seeds from Wild Colours. It was a different variety than what I was familiar with and interesting to compare.
The leaves were spikier, the seeds seemed harder to germinate and it hasn't flowered yet. I left a few stems to see if they flower before the frost.
I used the same fresh leaf method as before and the colour this time was much more green. I also boiled the spent leaves and dyed with those. Previously they gave a yellow but this time is was a golden cream.
In the top photo the darkest fabrics on the right are from the first dyeing. The greyish also has a layer of elderberries dye and the greenest of dyer's chamomile stems. The left hand pile shows the creams made with the leaves boiled and the pale silk on top came from the first main dyebath used the second day.