Dye Plants

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5920 Saponaria officinalis Open-pollinated. Not a dye plant; saponin-rich roots and leaves used to gently wash wool. Sweetly clove-scented pink perennial attracts pollinators. 3' plant. read more

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Dyer’s Coreopsis Mix
5904 Coreopsis tinctoria Open-pollinated. Beautiful native ornamental. Provides a full palette of color from yellows and greens to rusts and browns-and even black. read more

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Hopi Black Dye Sunflower - Organic
5906 Helianthus annuus (90-100 days) Open-pollinated. Rare indigenous heirloom used as a natural dye source for coloring baskets purplish charcoal. Also edible. 8' stalks. read more

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Indigo
5911 Polygonum tinctorium Open-pollinated. Japanese indigo preferred by dyers in Maine. A tender annual, indigo thrives in fertile soil and likes heat and humidity. read more

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Indigo - Organic unavailable, no supply
5912 Polygonum tinctorium Open-pollinated. Japanese indigo preferred by dyers in Maine. A tender annual, indigo thrives in fertile soil and likes heat and humidity. read more

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5913 Rubia tinctorum Open-pollinated. Ancient and excellent source of red dye. Harvest roots after three years and grind to yield a wash- and light-fast red dye par excellence. 4' plants. read more

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Weld - ECO
5928 Reseda luteola
Known as Dyer’s Rocket. Biennial to Zone 5, harvested for dye in the second year. Used since antiquity, weld is said to be the best... read more

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Woad
5929 Istatis tinctoria Open-pollinated. Historic blue dye plant which shows potential as an antibiotic, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, and anti-cancer herb. read more