Dyeing Garden Starter Bundle

A gorgeous collection of versatile flowers that can be used for dyeing to produce a rainbow of colours.

Loved by insects. A must for anyone wanting to start their own dyeing garden!

The Dyeing Starter bundle includes:
Amaranthus
Cosmos
Hollyhocks
Lady’s Bedstraw
Safflower
St John’s-wort
Wild Carrot
Woad
Yarrow

The images shown are not necessarily the same variety in this bundle.

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Plant Size

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Hardiness

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Ideal Garden

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Position

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The Dyeing Garden Starter Bundle contains 9 different seed types. Many have herbal and / or culinary uses as well as producing a rainbow of colours in the dye pot.

The Seeds

A little about the flowers included in this seed bundle.

Aramanthus: Amaranthus has small crimson-purple flowers form long tassels that cascade from the branches. An annual that does well in the centrepiece of a fresh or dried floral display. Culinary note: The seeds are edible and the leaves taste like spinach. Dyes produced are a rich red. (approx 150 seeds)

Cosmos – Sulphureus Brightness Mixed: One of the most free-flowering cosmos of this type. Dwarf and bushy plants are covered with flowers in a delightful mixture of gold, lemon, orange and red from early summer through to the autumn frosts. Dyes produced range from golden yellow with alum mordant and grey-brown with iron or copper modifiers. (approx 25 seeds)

Hollyhock – Black Single: Hollyhocks are heirloom, cottage garden perennials with architectural spires of single nearly black to dark plum blooms. Edible flowers can be added to salads or used for cake decoration. Dyes shades of deep pink through to deep purple. (approx 10 seeds)

Lady’s Bedstraw: The dense stems of frothy, yellow flowers of Lady’s bedstraw scent the air with honey from June to September. Produces various shades of pink and red dye. (approx 75 seeds)

Safflower: Safflower produces firm rigid shoots and ball-shaped orange, yellow or white flowers that develop from July to August. It’s commonly used as a cut flower, and is a wonderful choice for dried flower arrangements. Traditionally was grown from herb seeds for its flower, Safflower is used in colouring and flavouring food, making dyes for silk or wool, and in medicine. The Carthamus herb makes a good replacement for expensive saffron. Depending on the dyeing process, safflower produces shades of yellow, green and pinks. (approx 20 seeds)

St John’s-wort: Tall clumps forming perennial wild flowers which produces bright yellow flowers that are popular with bees. Various shades of brown yellow, gold, green and deep red dye depending on which part of the plant is used. (approx 300 seeds)

Wild Carrot: Flowers from June to September, most of the delicate, off white flowers often have a small central group or a single central flower of a dark red. Once flowered the umbel folds inward, clearly showing the forked bracts, and the developing head of seed becomes concave. The whole structure has a distinctive ‘bird’s nest’ appearance which can be present throughout winter. Produces green-yellow shades of dye. (approx 40 seeds)

Woad: A traditional dye plant that has towering puffy clouds of yellow-green in spring with glamorous, shiny, ebony seedpods which store in dried arrangements for years. It’s most famous as the source of the most important blue natural dye, used by the Celts, the ancient people of the British Isles! Depending on the dyeing process, woad produces blue dye. However, the seeds produce soft pinks and tans. (approx 25 seeds)

Yarrow: A winter-green aromatic herb with feathery, pinnate leaves and white flowers arranged in a many flowered flat umbel like head. Produces yellow-green dyes. (approx 200 seeds)

* Please note the number of seeds are approximate as they are sold by weight and not physically counted .

What's included

The Dyeing Garden Starter seed bundle includes:
Amaranthus
Cosmos
Hollyhocks
Lady’s Bedstraw
Safflower
St John’s-wort
Wild Carrot
Woad
Yarrow
A plant label with each seed packet

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Dyeing Garden Starter Bundle

Dyeing Garden Starter Bundle

£9.95

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