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Horizon Herbs Organic Madder - SNV7071

Horizon Herbs Organic Madder Horizon Herbs Organic Madder Horizon Herbs Organic Madder
Herb Spiral

Herb Spiral

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Very Drought Tolerant Plant

Rubia tinctorum Madder. Climbing evergreen perennial native to the Mediterranean and southern Europe. Hardy to -5 degrees F. The plant is a classic element of the Medieval garden, completely unique, wending its way along the ground or draping on fence or trellis. The yellow, star-like flowers are produced in the second year after which the roots may be dug. Madder root contains the anthraquinone pigment alizarin, which is responsible for its popularity as a fine red dyeplant (The English “red coats” owed their visability to this plant!). The root is also employed medicinally for treating urinary gravel, dropsy, amenorrhoea and jaundice.

  • Plant prefers very fast draining soil and full sun. It is very drought tolerant and will thrive for weeks in a sunny, well-drained bed without any water at all.
  • Sow seed in fall or spring. Sow 1/2 inch deep and tamp securely, then keep evenly moist and in the sun until germination, which may take up to 3 weeks.
  • The seeds may be sown in pots (3 per pot, thin to the best seedling) or direct seeded at 3 inches apart, then transplant or thin to 1 foot apart.
  • The plant will appreciate a trellis, mainly because this will give you, the gardener, space to cultivate around the plants, which stimulates them.

Fertified organic, 20 seeds/pkt

Photo by H. Zell

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

  • Item Model Number: SNV7071
  • Shipping Dimensions: 5 x 2.625 x 0.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.01 pounds

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