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White Safflower Seeds (Carthamus Tinctorius) 10+Seeds

$ 5.99



Safflower (Carthamus Tinctorius White) - Start Safflower seeds for this unique annual that is well-suited to sunny, hot conditions. Carthamus Safflower is a native of the Mediterranean, and it can be grown for beds and borders, containers, and cottages gardens. Easily grown from Carthamus Tinctorius seeds, this thistle-like plant produces lovely white, tubular flower heads during the summer months. The white Safflower plant has foliage that is thistle-like, but the prickliness is mild. Safflowers make excellent cut flowers for drying. The blooms, when dried for arrangements, are everlasting. These blooms also provide a source of white dyes for coloring silk and wool. The Carthamus Tinctorius herb can be used as a saffron substitute in rice dishes. Commercially, it is important as a source of good quality cooking oil.

Season: Annual
USDA Zones: 3 - 9
Height: 30 - 36 inches
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: White
Environment: Full sun

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