An abundant display of showy orange and yellow blooms. They illuminate the garden from summer right through autumn. Calendula officinalis, simple single flower, is similar to coreopsis in dye behaviour. It is great for eco and floral printing and gives some lovely colour on any yarn. Fastness - low to medium depending on mordant.
Dye colour: yellow, orange to green depending on mordant.
Sow in pots or trays under cover from late winter to spring.
Harvest: cut flowers or the whole plant to dye.
Can be used fresh or dry.
100 seeds per packet.
Open-Pollinated seed organically grown in Ireland for conservation purposes.
Certified organic IE-ORG-02