Hopi Black Dye Sunflower
Organic Hopi Black Dye Sunflower
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 used to make the iconic Hopi basketry. These medium to large sunflower heads are striking in the garden, the simple dye making process will yield stellar shades from dove grey to deep purple depending on the technique and other materials used. A multipurpose variety, the food and fodder merits of this beautiful variety should not be overlooked. Reaches about 8 feet tall.
- Best in full sun
- Plant two feet apart
- Sunflowers are slightly drought tolerant. It is best to water them regularly during the summer.