Includes: Madder (Red), Indigo (Blue), Yarrow (Yellow), Elecampane (Purple/Blue), Gypsywort (Black), Dyer’s Chamomile (Yellow/Green)
Grow your own eco art plants with this collection of most sought after natural dye plants of madder, indigo, elecampane, gypsywort and dyer’s chamomile in an organic cotton pouch.
Madder (Rubia tinctorum) ~ Used since ancient times as a dyeplant, the roots contain Alizarin, which produces a brilliant and stable red color. Also known to treat edema & jaundice. This perennial is moderately easy to germinate. Roots may be dug after the 2nd year, when yellow flowers appear. Sow in the early spring or fall.
Indigo (Indigofera tinctoria) ~ Used since ancient times as a dyeplant, Indican is extracted from the leaves, producing a brilliant blue color. Also known for it’s antibacterial & antioxidant effects. This annual is moderately easy to germinate. Sow in the late spring.
Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) ~ Flowers & stalks are used to make yellow dye. Medicinally used for cold/fever, and all skin conditions, & general wellness tea. Used magically for protection & love. This perennial is easy to germinate. Sow in the spring/late summer/early fall.
Elecampane (Inula helenium) ~ Roots are used to make purple and blue dye. Medicinally used to boost the immune system, settle coughs, & tone the stomach. Used magically for dispelling anger & love. This perennial is easy to germinate. Sow in the early spring or early fall.
Gypsywort (Lycopus europaeus) ~ One of the few plants used for to create a black dye. Patience required! Medicinally used for hypothyroidism, anxiety, menstrual issues, cough. This perennial is easy to germinate. Sow in the early spring or fall.
Dyer’s Chamomile (Anthemis tinctoria) ~ Flowers have been used for thousands of years as a golden yellow dye. Medicinally used for it’s calming effects. Used magically for purification & love. This perennial is easy to germinate. Sow in the late spring and summer.
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