Gypsywort

Gypsywort

3.50

(Lycopus europaeus)

Beautifully fragrant member of the mint family. We are growing it as a dye plant, but would continue growing it for the delicious gin & tonic aroma it exudes! We’ve read that the roots can be used to dye plant and animal fibers brown and black depending on the mordant. We won’t be experimenting with this plant until the roots are a little older, so we can’t vouch for its dye strength and fastness at this time. If you have any info about dyeing with this species, send us an e-mail. We’d love to hear about your experiences!

Plant seeds in early spring and make sure the soil stays moist until germination has occurred. They prefer cooler areas and more water than other plants. Slow to germinate.

Packet: 100 seeds

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