Dye Garden Kit: 15 Plants
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- SHIPSBeginning in March, after your last frost date
- ZONEGrows everywhere in the USA (annual, zones 2-11)
- INCLUDES15 plants in 2.5" pots, 3 each of Japanese Indigo, Roulette Coreopsis, Spun Orange Marigolds, Black Knight Scabiosa, Chocolate Lace Flower
Hi, you're a dyer now. The Japanese Indigo leaves get tossed in a blender to soak linens into indigo, Roulette Coreopsis makes a dusty orange dye, Spun Orange Marigolds make a dye true to color, Black Knight Scabiosa makes a dusty mauve dye. Chocolate Lace Flower makes a purple-brown ink.
Includes 15 young plants, 3 of each of these five varieties, for you to grow the garden of your dreams: Japanese Indigo, Roulette Coreopsis, Spun Orange Marigolds, Black Knight Scabiosa, Chocolate Lace Flower.
- SUN Full sun, or part shade
- HEIGHT 1-3ft when full grown
- SPACING 3x5 ft of garden space, 9-12" between plants
- CLIMATE Heat loving
- DEER Deer resistant
- KIDS+PETS Non-toxic
- WATER Drought tolerant
- INDOOR+POTSGrows well in containers outside.
How to Plant
Dig a hole twice the size of the root ball. Fill a little bit of the loose dirt back into the hole and tuck your plant in so the base of the stem is even with the top of the hole. Now fill in the rest of the soil around the roots, give the soft ground around the base of your new plant friend a few solid pats to compress the soil onto the roots, and a long, gentle drink of water.
Where to Plant
Find a place that gets a decent amount of sun, in well draining soil.
When to Plant
Avoid the heat of the day when planting — plant in the early morning, late afternoon, or by the light of the moon. Plant outside after your average last frost in the spring.
When to Expect Blooms
All summer long.
Water regularly until they get established, and then give them extra water during dry spells. Pick the flowers regularly (Bring the flowers in! Make bouquets! Have fun!) to encourage more blooms. And ask us any questions along the way.
Making a dye from each of these flowers requires no special equipment, just a big pot of water, and some blooms. And we're on hand to answer any questions that come up.