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Carduncellus & Carthamnus (Safflower)

Safflor or False Saffron are ornamental, annual, biannual to perennial plants with sometimes bright colored flower heads on usually spiny stems and leathery leaves. Annual and biannual species are easily cultivated in any rich, yet very well drained, preferably slightly sandy to stony soil in full sun. Perennial species can be grown in pots in any rich soil in a sunny and frostfree spot throughout the year and reduced watering in winter.
Sow annual and biannual species directly into the ground by the end of spring. Plant seedlings very sunny. Sow perennial species flat in pots in any rich, well drained substrate at some 20°C throughout the year. Keep pot plants very sunny in winter at a minimum of some 5°C.
All are USDA Climate Zone 10.
10 seeds per package.
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Carthamnus tinctorius (Safflower)

Carthamnus tinctorius (Safflower)

30 (50)cm, Safflor is an annual to biannual with glossy, leathery, spiny leaves and a terminal cluster of few bright yellow flower heads, turning to orange on drying. Native of Egypt growing in stony ground in full sun. The dried petals are used as a substitute for saffron (Crocus sativus), from the seeds a highly valued oil is extracted for culinary purposes. For any rich, very well drained soil in full sun. Sow directly into the ground at the end of spring. V-VII.
10 seeds per package.

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