Madder (Rubia tinctorum) potted plant, organic
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