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Dye Plants

We've been increasingly experimenting with dye plants, and we look forward to playing with them more in coming seasons. Here are a few that we've grown enough to share:

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  • Japanese Indigo

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    Polygonum tinctorium - The northern climate source of indigo dye. Grown for centuries in China and Japan, they also thrive in Nova Scotia. Fast gro...

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  • Sunrise Cosmos

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    Cosmos sulphureus - Planted in a row, the bushy plants grow into a 4-5' hedge covered in countless orange blossoms. Starts blooming in early summer...

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  • Dyer's Woad

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    Isatis tinctoria - Biennial herb with a long history of use as a blue dye. At one point woad was the major source of blue dye in Europe, but was mo...

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  • Dyer's Chamomile

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    Cota tinctoria - (aka; Golden Marguerite) Bright yellow flowers, which are used to make an equally bright yellow dye. Plants reach 2-3' high, with ...

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  • Black Ball Bachelor's Buttons

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    Centaurea cyanus - Silvery foliage and an abundance of dark and lacy purple-black flowers. Edible flowers, cut-flower or as a dye plant for foods o...

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  • Dyer's Coreopsis

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    Coreopsis tinctoria - aka: Plains Coreopsis, Garden Tickseed. Annual wildflower native to most of central North America. Slender stems and leaves, ...

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  • Hopi Red Dye Amaranth

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    Beautiful plant with multiple uses. From tasty microgreens to a good salad green or spinach substitute. Dark red leaves and trailing fuchsia blooms...

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  • Chinese Woad

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    Isatis indigotica - A smaller plant compared to European (Dyer’s) Woad. By some accounts this species is pound for pound the better dye material. A...

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  • Dwarf Red Dyer's Coreopsis

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    New for 2024 - Coreopsis tinctoria - 2 foot tall bushy annual plants utterly covered in dark red blooms. Great for containers and small spaces. The...

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  • Black Walnut

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    New for 2024 - Juglans nigra - Valued for their nuts as well as their dark lustrous wood. Native across the deciduous woodlands of the eastern US, ...

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