Congratulations to Colty and Kierra, our order fulfillment team, on their upcoming wedding! Due to their two week honeymoon, any orders placed after Thursday, November 10th will not be filled until the first week of December. Thanks for your patience and understanding.
This beautiful wildflower native to central and eastern North America has a long history of use as both for both dye and medicine (and apparently the dried plant can make some sort of coffee substitute as well). A tea made from the root can be used to induce vomiting, and is also used to treat diarrhoea. The name comes from its ability to produce a rust or mahogany-colored dye.
Our seed comes from Wild Garden Seeds in Oregon who explain that this population includes both "the species type bicolor-petal (red/yellow) flowers, and stunning crimson and yellow-speckled variations that are garden show-stoppers and pigment rich."
We're excited to add this native dye plant to our catalogue this year.