Dye Garden Kit: 15 Plants

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, Marigolds make a dye true to color, Black Knight Scabiosa makes a dusty mauve dye. Chocolate Lace Flower makes a purple-brown ink.

A pretty garden *and* a completely magical and easy craft project. All of the plants in this garden are super easy to use as dyes. Fun! Clever! Nature! Fashion!

Includes fifteen young plants grown in 2.5" diameter pots, 3 of each of these five varieties: Japanese Indigo, Roulette Coreopsis, Tiger's Eye Marigolds, Black Knight Scabiosa, Chocolate Lace Flower. Dying instructions included!

Specific planting instructions are linked via QR code on each plant's packaging, but general instructions are below.

Plant Info
Height
3 ft when full grown
Spacing
3x5 ft of garden space, 9-12" between plants
Light
Full sun or part shade
Zone
Grows everywhere in the USA (annual, zones 2-11)
Kids & Pets & Deer
Non-toxic, and Deer Resistant
Climate
Heat-loving
Water
Drought tolerant
Indoor & Pots
Grows well in containers outside
Growing Info
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 in the sun or part shade, with well-draining soil
When to Plant Plant outside in the spring, after your last frost. Avoid the heat of the day when planting — plant in the early morning, late afternoon, or by the light of the moon
When to Expect Blooms Spring through frost
Care Instructions Water as needed, and deadhead to encourage more blooms and for a tidier look
Extra Credit 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. Suggested order, front to back: Indigo, Marigold, Scabiosa, Coreopsis, Chocolate Lace
Regular price $141.00 USD
Regular price $120.00 USD Sale price $141.00 USD
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  • What a great kit! I’m interested. This might be a silly question, but can we plant them in the ground? Zone 7b. And will they service the shipping all the way to Georgia state?

    Absolutely! Plants are always down to go in the ground, with very few exceptions! We ship anywhere in the lower 48.