Dyer's Coreopsis

Certified Organic Seed

Coreopsis tinctoria

Highly-pigmented blooms that can be used for dyeing.

This easy-to-grow North American native produces a plethora of cadmium red blossoms, sometimes ringed with yellow. Our strain has a higher proportion of solid red blooms than most. Dyer’s is wonderful as an ornamental alone, but, as the name suggests, the flowers can also be used dried or fresh to create rich gold, rust, and sienna textile dyes.

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200 Seeds $3.50 In Stock
600 Seeds $6.50 In Stock
1800 Seeds $10.95 In Stock

Start indoors 6 weeks before last frost, and transplant after frost, or direct sow outdoors after danger of frost has passed. Sow shallowly; light aids in germination. Harvest blooms and deadhead frequently to maximize blooming period. Use fresh or dried flowers for dyeing.

Days to Germination 7-10
Days to Maturity 65
Planting Depth Barely Cover
Spacing in Row 12"
Spacing Between Rows 18"
Height at Maturity 30"
Width at Maturity 18"
Sun Preference Full Sun to Light Shade

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