Madder (Rubia tinctorum) potted plant, organic

$7.50 $5.00

Family: Madder (Rubiaceae)

Hardy to Zones 6 to 10.

Climbing evergreen perennial native to the Mediterranean and southern Europe. The plant is a classic element of the Medieval garden, completely unique, wending its way along the ground or draping on fence or trellis.  The yellow, star-like flowers are produced in the second year after which the roots may be dug.  Madder root contains the anthraquinone pigment alizarin, which is responsible for its popularity as a fine red dye plant.  (The English “red coats” owed their visibility to this plant!)   Traditional usage:  TWM, treatment of urinary stone. Plant prefers regular garden soil and full sun.

Potted plant, Certified Organically Grown

Plants start shipping September 10th up until Nov 26. Order early to assure availability. If you have a preferred ship date, please leave a note in the “order comments” field at checkout.

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