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Item Number: SNV7071

Strictly Medicinal Organic Madder

Strictly Medicinal Organic Madder

Very Drought Tolerant Plant

Madder Rubia tinctorum

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!).

Certified organic, 20 seeds/pkt

Photo by H. Zell
USDA Certified OrganicCertified by Oregon Tilth
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Description

Madder Rubia tinctorum

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!).

Certified organic, 20 seeds/pkt

Photo by H. Zell

Shipping Information

Ships from Northern CA.

Shipping Weight: 0.01 lb

Dimensions: 5.0"L x 2.625"W x 0.1"H

Features

  • Grow on a Trellis
  • Open-Pollinated
  • Requires Summer Water
  • Useful in Dye Making

Characteristics

Organic Status : Certified Organic Product
Approximate Harvest Time : Early Fall
Growth Habit : Herbaceous
Life Cycle : Tender Perennial
Plant Usage : Ornamental
Planting Time : Spring
Seed Unit Sizes : Seed Pack
Soil pH : 6.1 - 6.5
Soil pH : 6.6 - 7.0
Soil pH : 7.1 - 7.5
Starting Location : Direct Sow
Sun Requirements : Full Sun/Part Sun
Useful Plant Part : Root
Organic Certifier: Oregon Tilth

Planting & Care

Soil & Water: 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.

Planting & Growing: 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.

Harvesting & Storage: Harvest root for dyes when 3 years old.

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