Marigold flowers dye fabrics and yarns yellow to orange, together with iron mordant they produce strong dark tones. This variety can bloom both bright orange and yellow.
This annual is best planted in a sunny location with well-drained, humus-rich soil. This marigold variant grows up to 80cm high and is beautiful in mixed plantings. Like smaller marigolds, they are good partners in mixed cultures and are effective against nematodes.
The large, double flowers don't just contain dye, they are also edible. Marigold is also traditionally used as a medicinal plant. You can harvest flowers from the plants several times, and if there are no early frosts, they will bloom well into late autumn.
The seeds were grown locally. I offer a kit with several dye plants.
Start indoors: March – April
Plant outdoors: mid May
Sow in place: May – June
Spacing: 30cm or more
Contains about 75 seeds. If you need more, find a bigger pack here.
Shipping: Currently shipping on thursdays and mondays
The seeds will be sent as registered mail, in Germany it costs 3,45€. If you only order three sachets, they can be sent as a simple letter for €1,40 - just write me a note with your order. This is not tracked and will not be replaced if lost.