Carthamus tinctorius Safflower Seeds Annual Flower

A lovely annual that gives both the beauty of a flower as well as a seed that certain birds love to eat. One to five round globes of orange-yellow flowers bloom from each branch. A very drought-tolerant plant grown in many arid regions. If you love wildflower gardens this plant would fit right in. Perfect for growing in tubs for the deck! Attractive to bees, butterflies and birds and is drought-tolerant making it suitable for xeriscaping.

Fun Facts:

  • Commercial production of safflower oil is produced from the seeds
  • Safflowers grow a deep taproot which allows it to survive periods of drought
  • Safflower is one of the oldest cultivated crops
  • Dyes made from safflower have been found in Egyptian textiles dating to the 12th dynasty in the tomb of Tutankhamun
  • In the 19th century safflower was known as carthamine


The following birds love to eat safflower seeds:
Black Capped Chikadees
Blue Jays
Black Headed Grosbeaks
Downy Woodpeckers
Carolina Chickadees
Evening Grosbeaks
House Finch
Mourning Doves
Northern Cardinals
Purple Finches


USES:
Flower Gardens
Wildflower beds

Sowing instructions:
Sow as you would any flower seeds

  • Details

    All seed descriptions are based on careful study, research and our own growing experiments. They are reproduced here, from our web site and seed company packet descriptions and are Copyright along with photos © [ Summers Seeds Garden Products] 1998-present. All rights reserved. No part of these descriptions may be reproduced, in part or in whole, without the written consent of the owner/publisher.
$1.99Price
Quantity

We're dedicated to selling top quality, non-gmo, heirloom tropical and exotic seeds, bonsai and vegetable seeds, and more.

  • Facebook Social Icon
  • Twitter Social Icon

Serendipity Seeds, Driftwood Gardens nor any owners thereof are not responsible or liable in any way for buyer use of seeds or use of plants resulting from seeds.  Copyright © [ Driftwood Gardens - Serendipity Seeds LLC] 1998-present. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, in part or in whole, without the written consent of the owner/publisher.    Unless otherwise noted all photos are taken by Wil Johnson or Jon Valley and are Copyright © [Wil Johnson - Driftwood Gardens - Serendipity Seeds LLC] All rights reserved. No picture may be reproduced, in part or in whole, without the written consent of the owner/publisher.

Privacy Policy :  We do not sell or give out any information personal or otherwise of any customer to anyone for any reason.

Thank you for being a valued customer!