Hopi Black Dye Sunflower Dye Plant - Organic


Hopi Black Dye Sunflower Dye Plant - Organic

Helianthus annuus
(90-100 days) Open-pollinated. A rare indigenous heirloom that the Hopis used as a natural dye source for coloring baskets purplish charcoal. “Blackest little seeds I’ve ever seen,” says trialer Donna Dyrek. They will stain your hands purple when you collect them. Also edible and extremely easy to hull. 8' stalks with massive 12–18" main heads feature golden-yellow single petals around a dark purple-green center. Numerous side branches set all the way to the ground with smaller blossoms that make great cuts. Mound the soil around the base of the plants to prevent lodging. Annual. Especially attractive to pollinators. Indigenous Royalties.
OGThis item is certified organic

5906 Hopi Black Dye Sunflower - Organic
Item Discounted
A: 1g for $3.00   
B: 4g for $6.00   
C: 20g for $11.50   
D: 100g for $43.00   

Additional Information

Dye Plants

Susanne Grosjean, of the Wednesday Spinners group in Downeast Maine, says, “You need only three dye plants: indigo for blue, madder for red and weld for yellow. Three primary colors, all excellent color-fast dye plants.”

See also: Lady’s Mantle.


All flowers are open-pollinated except where noted.

Days in parentheses after a variety indicate days to first bloom.

Germination Testing

For the latest results of our germination tests, please see the germination page.

Our Seeds are Non-GMO


All of our seeds are non-GMO, and free of neonicotinoids and fungicides. Fedco is one of the original companies to sign the Safe Seed Pledge.