Sunflower, Hopi Black Dye

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Annual. A brilliant obsidian-black seeded sunflower used for making natural dye. This traditional variety has been saved and used by the Hopi Native American people for dying cotton, wool, and other fibers in making iconic Hopi basketry. These medium-to-large sunflower heads are striking in the garden, and the simple dye making process yields stellar shades from dove grey to deep purple, depending on the technique and materials used. A multipurpose variety, the food and fodder merits of this beautiful variety should not be overlooked. Reaches about 8' tall.

  • Annual
  • Full Sun
  • Sprouts in 7-14 Days
  • Seed Depth: 1/2"
  • Ideal Temperature: 65-75 F
  • Plant Spacing: 18-24"
  • Frost Hardy: No
  • Helianthus annuus

Growing Tips: Direct sow in spring, or start indoors 2-3 weeks before last frost. Set out after last frost, transplant carefully. Plants require full sun, rich soil and moderate soil moisture.

Availability: In stock
Minimum Seed Count: 15
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