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Type: Annual
Seed #: 546
Common Name: Safflower Mix  
Latin Name: carthamus tinctorius
Variety: heirloom
Colour: yellow and orange
Temperature: 10C - 35C (50F - 95F) (Zone 2 & up)
Blooms: July to September
Site: Zone 3
Height: 60cm - 90cm (24" - 35")
Spread: 30cm - 70cm (12" - 28")
Seeds per pack: 0
Price: $0.00
Plant these to encourage birds and butterflies to visit your garden frequently. This plant produces amazing cutflower. This plant is deer resistant.
Attracts
Butterflies
Great
Cutflower
Deer
Resistant

Certified Canada Organic


Cannot ship to the USA
Safflower Mix


Notes: An ancient heirloom plant that is grown for its oil, for a saffron substitute and for its brilliantly coloured dye. You will fall in love with this extremely easy to grow these plants for their abundant, feathery, thistle-like, bright yellow and orange flowers. These deer resistant plants are excellent cut flowers.


Instructions: Sow the safflower seeds 2 to 3 cm deep in rows 15 to 20 cm apart when the soil temperature is at least 10 degrees, in April or May. Expect the seedlings to emerge from the soil in one to three weeks. When starting Safflower seeds indoors, sow about 8 weeks prior to transplanting outdoors after the last frost of the season. Safflower enjoys full sun and well-drained soil.


Habitat: Safflower prefers full sun and drier soils once established. Deer resistant.


History: Native to western Asia.


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Sunflower - Superflora  - Easy to grow. A delight for children and good for the garden as it attracts beneficial wildlife. Produces a flower stem at every node making it perfect for plentiful cut flowers and producing high oil content birdseed. Very sturdy in poor soil.   Sunflower - Astoundingly large seed heads characterize this variety. Truly mammoth flower heads that produce a wealth of  seed. Use as a natural bird feeder or harvest the seeds yourself for roasting. Stake plants in windy locations as they are top heavy once in flower.  Enjoys full sun and ample water for an abundant crop.   Gloriosa Daisy - Produces loads of super colourful yellow to orange flowers with maroon red centers in various blends. Superb for large containers or beds, dry conditions or poor soil and it will perennialize in warmer climates. Attracts bees and butterflies and is a wonderful cut-flower.
Sunflower - Superflora   Sunflower   Gloriosa Daisy
(Helianthus annum)   (Helianthus annuus)   (Rudbeckia hirta)

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