Hopi Black Dye Sunflower


Hopi Black Dye Sunflower | Ecologically grown
Helianthus annuus | Annual | Heirloom

8’ tall stem. 12-18” flower heads that has golden-yellow petals with dark purple-green center. Rare heirloom variety the Hopis. Hopis used as natural dye source for coloring baskets purplish charcoal. Seeds are edible and very easy to hull. Mound soil at the base of the stem to prevent lodging. Attractive to pollinators.

Planting tip: Direct sow outdoors end of May.

Harvesting tip: Harvest when seed heads dry on their stems. Put a brown bag over the flower to secure it away from squirrels and birds.