Madder Seeds : Dye Plant 20 Seeds

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Made in Los Angeles, California

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• Twenty Rubia Tinctorum Seeds

• Madder Seeds
• Grow your own dye plant
• Soak for 24 Hours in water before planting into moist soil
• The color is in the root
• Colors from Pink, Orange, Red, Purple, all from the same root depending on mordant used
• 20+ Seeds
• Perennial Plant
• Toothed leaves allow plant to climb somewhat
• At full growth plant can be up to 24" and bushy.
• Old stagnant growth should be clipped back annually following setting of seed
• Hardy
• To increase your crop, propagate from stem clippings rooted in water
• Ready to harvest selectively after 18 Months (larger roots = more dye)
• Dye Silk, Cotton, Rayon, Hemp, Wool and any other natural fiber.

This plant is hardy and adaptable. I grew mine indoors in pots for a year (in almost full sun, it may get too leggy with too little light) before transplanting into a plot once I finally got one. I still have a small amount growing in planters and it is doing great!

The images above include pictures of seeds, seedlings, leaves and stems, dried roots and crushed root powder. This powder can then be used to dye any natural fiber (cotton, wool, silk, etc). Pictured is a block print dyed with madder.

Please feel free to contact me about use of the plant for dyeing.


    Average review
    The item shipped very quickly. I can give a 5-star rating for fast service. I have not planted the seeds yet because it is still too cold where we live. I won't know about the percentage of germination until later in the spring. Therefore I can't give a star rating for the product itself.
    Apr 24, 2018 by hightee12
    Fast shipping and excellent communication with shop owner.
    Aug 8, 2017 by LadybugFiber
    Excellent! The beginnings of my natural dye garden! Beautifully packaged!
    Jun 10, 2017 by Jenny Depa-Karl
    Arrived lightning fast, and cute package! Thanks!
    Jun 5, 2017 by Anni Bryner
    Such thoughtful packaging! So pleased.
    May 20, 2017 by ponyparty

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