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Safflower, Yellow Safflower Seeds

Safflower, Yellow Safflower Seeds

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Yellow Safflower Seeds, 10 seeds per package.

Safflower (Carthamus Tinctorius Yellow) - This unique annual is a native to the Mediterranean. It is well-suited to sunny, hot conditions. Easily grown from Safflower seeds, this plant produces lovely yellow, tubular flower heads during the summer months. The plant has foliage that is thistle-like, but the prickliness is mild. The Carthamus Tinctorius cut flower is excellent for preserving and drying. Once dried the Carthamus flower is considered to be an everlasting. The Safflower herb provides a source of red or yellow dyes for coloring silk and wool. The Carthamus herb can be used as a saffron substitute in rice dishes. Commercially, it is important as a source of good quality cooking oil.

Simply put, this is a very beautiful and unique yellow flower. It is known to have many health benefits.

Season: Annual
USDA Zones: 3 - 9
Height: 30 - 36 inches
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: Yellow
Environment: Full sun
Soil Type: Dry, light, well drained soils

Temperature: 60 - 70F
Average Germ Time: 7 - 14 days
Light Required: Yes
Depth: Sow seed 1/4 inch deep
Sowing Rate: 1 - 2 seeds per plant
Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination
Plant Spacing: 6 - 10 inches

Process Time & Shipping

Orders are mailed out the next business day using USPS.

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