Hopi Black Dye Sunflower

Hopi Black Dye Sunflower seeds were used by the Hopi people to dye cotton, wool and basketry gray/black and purples.  The dye obtained is not very lightfast, but plentiful!  The sunflower seeds can be eaten raw or roasted. 

It is best to dye with the seeds when they are ripe and fresh. 

Plant in full sun, and plant where they may have some protection from wind or storms, as these may get very talls 7-10’ and it would be a shame to lose them to wind, because of course the animals love them, or even just birds love them, and they are so much easier for the animal to get to if they get knocked over! 

If you are ever unhappy with seed or any other product you receive from me, please let me know.  Especially with seed, I feel that if the seed should not produce well, the waste of the growing season is the biggest shame and a refund unfortunately cannot make up for that loss of time.