Safflower

Safflower

3.25

(Carthamus tinctorius)

Stunning addition to any garden. The petals contain the pigment carthamin which was an historically important food and cloth dye until the development of synthetic aniline dyes. Egyptians were using it as a source of dye as early as 3500 B.C..

In addition to dyeing, you can also use Safflower as an aromatic spice or as an herbal tea. The seeds make a stable vegetable oil.

Some people refer to safflower as bastard saffron. Those people don't know what they are missing! Sow seeds directly in prepared beds when your soil has warmed in late spring. Thin to 1' spacing.

Packet: 100 Seeds

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