Dye Plants

Dye Plant
Dyer’s Coreopsis Mix
5904 Coreopsis tinctoria Beautiful native ornamental. Provides a full palette of color from yellows and greens to rusts and browns-and even black. read more
Dye Plant
Hopi Black Dye Sunflower - Organic
5906 Helianthus annuus (90-100 days) 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 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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Madder
5913 Rubia tinctorum 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
Soapwortexpected in March
5920 Saponaria officinalis 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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Sussex Flax - Organic
5930 (110 days) Linum usitatissimum Open-pollinated. I’d been seeking a seed source for this “most useful” (usitatissimum) flax for ages when I... read more