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Type: Annual
Seed #: 546   ( Edit )
Common Name: Safflower Mix  
Latin Name: carthamus tinctorius
Variety: heirloom
Colour: yellow and orange
Temperature: 10C - 35C (50F - 95F) (Zone 2)
Blooms: July to September
Site: Zone 3
Height: 60cm - 90cm (24" - 35")
Spread: 30cm - 70cm (12" - 28")
Quantity: 10 Seeds
Price: $3.50
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


Temporarily out of stock
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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Poppy -  Black Swan Lace - A picture is worth a thousand words. These eyecatching show stoppers will fill any early Spring garden with color and interest.Equisite in day bouquets.   Trailing Snapdragon - A spectacular trailing mix of colourful,
scented flowers that started early and finished late. Perfect for containers, baskets and borders,beds and cutting. Very easy to grow, deer resistant plant that attracts bumble bees.   Cerinthe -  This highly sought after and sometimes hard to find beauty, self sows and makes a great cut-flower for  dinner bouquets as a conversation piece.  Cerinthe attracts bees and other nectar feeders.  Sow several in one area to accomplish the wow factor. Or, it is also fantastic for borders, boasting its rich sky blue bracts contrasting with deep purple blue flowers. This outstanding annual is hardy up to - 5. To use Cerinthe Major as a cut flower, the ends of the stem need to be either dipped in hot water or flamed.Adds a striking feature to basic bouquets. Not common in the average gardens.
Poppy - Black Swan Lace   Trailing Snapdragon   Cerinthe
()   (antirrhirum majus)   (Cerinthe major purpurascens)

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