Hopi Black Dye Sunflower, Heirloom, Organic


Hopi Black Dye Sunflower, Heirloom, Organic

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A Hopi heirloom prized for its purple-black seeds, used especially for coloring baskets.

High Mowing Organic Seeds - High Mowing sold this variety in our very first catalog, and we're bringing it back in part to complete the circle of our journey, and in part, because it's a great variety. Like us, it's scrappy and resilient and does a lot with a little, where the seeds are good for dye but also for food or feed, and are the best for de-hulling. The massive tall flowers are classically sunflower beautiful, with yellow rays around purple-black centers. Grown for countless generations, this variety will almost certainly still be used to make dye a hundred years from now. Approx. 500 seeds/oz.


  • Organic, non-GMO, and open-pollinated
  • Heirloom 
  • Natural dye source 
  • 7-11 feet tall 
  • 95 days 
  • 1/16 oz approx. 

Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors after the last frost. Sunflowers prefer full sun to light shade and well-drained rich soil. Provide support for tall plants.

Sow 1/2" - 1" Deep

Plant and Thin to 12" Apart

Germination 10-14 days

Plant 24-36" apart

Full Sun

Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of the availability

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