OTHER COMMON NAMES: Sallflower / Beni / Chimichanga / Dyerâs Saffron / American Saffron
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Carthamus Tinctorius
COLOR: Yellow - Orange
PLANT SEEDS: Outdoors after frost / Indoors weeks before last frost
BLOOM TIME: Mid Summer
HARDINESS ZONE: Annual / Biennial
PLANT HEIGHT: 24 - 36"
PLANT SPACING: 12 - 15"
LIGHT REQUIREMENTS: Sun - Part Shade
SOIL & WATER PREFERENCES: Average
QUANTITY: 20 Seeds
OTHER: The Safflower is a Mediterranean native. It is one of the oldest crops harvested by humans and was used as a dye by the ancient Egyptians as far back as the 12th dynasty . Itâs petals may be used as a substitute for saffron, and the seeds are very popular with birds and are often found in birdseed mixes. It is commercially cultivated for vegetable oil (safflower oil) that is extracted from the seeds. Dried Safflower petals are used in a wide variety of herbal remedies. Safflower oil is also being looked at by the bio-diesel, weight loss, and heart disease prevention experts.
Since 1999, this Seeds Company has been very active in finding the very best flower varieties for home gardens and greenhouse production. We ensure that the varieties we offer for sale are of the finest quality our marketplace has to offer.