Helianthus annuus (90-100 days) A rare indigenous heirloom that the Hopis used as a natural dye source for coloring baskets purplish charcoal. “Blackest little seeds I’ve ever seen,” says trialer Donna Dyrek. They will stain your hands purple when you collect them. Also edible and extremely easy to hull. 8' stalks with massive 12–18" main heads feature golden-yellow single petals around a dark purple-green center. Numerous side branches set all the way to the ground with smaller blossoms that make great cuts. Mound the soil around the base of the plants to prevent lodging. Annual. Especially attractive to pollinators.Indigenous Royalties.①
5906 Hopi Black Dye Sunflower - Organic
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All flowers are annuals except where noted. All flowers are open-pollinated except where noted.
Days in parentheses after a variety indicate days to first bloom.