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Brand: Strictly Medicinal
Item Number: SNV7071

Strictly Medicinal Organic Madder

Very Drought Tolerant Plant

USDA Certified Organic Certified by Oregon Tilth

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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

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


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

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Shipping Weight: 0.01 lb

Dimensions: 5"L x 2.625"W x 0.1"H


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