Safflower, Zanzibar (Carthamus tinctorius) seeds, organic

$3.95$18.10

Family:  Aster (Asteraceae)

Annual. 100 to 120 days to harvest

Native to the Mediterranean, flowering yellow-orange-red to 4 feet tall.   Safflowers have highly colored yellow-red flowers that make an inexpensive substitute for saffron.  The petals can be successfully infused in oil, producing a deep orange color.  Plant prefers sun to part shade and poor, dryish soils.  Large seeds are best direct-seeded after last frost.  Harvest flowers once they open, or let mature to produce the oil-rich seed.  Space plants 1 to 2 feet apart.

Packet contains 30 Seeds
10 g contains ~240 Seeds
Certified Organically Grown

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    Linda Foster Russell

    How large does this plant get and is it perennial?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Linda,
      If you click on the photo the monograph will come up:
      Annual. 100 to 120 days to harvest

      Native to the Mediterranean, flowering yellow-orange-red to 4 feet tall. 
      Richo

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    Tim Child

    Can these safflowers be planted in a circle around a Hopi Black Dye Sunflower or are the water and nutrient needs different?

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      Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      The water and nutrient needs are close enough, this could successfully be done.

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