Carthamus Nemo Seeds (Carthamus tinctorius)
- Carthamus tinctorius - bright orange flowers produced on sturdy stems. makes an excellent, high quality cut flower and also used for dried arrangements and is considered to be an everlasting
- It also edible tender shoots can be eaten as a salad and potherb. It seeds is nutritious, are eaten roasted or fried and used in chutney.
- Carthamus also know as Safflower or False Saffron is cultivated for the edible oil obtained from the seed. It contains a higher percentage of essential unsaturated fatty acids and a lower percentage of saturated fatty acids than other edible vegetable seed oils. The oil, light colored and easily clarified, is used in salad and cooking oils, margarines, liqueurs, candles, and as a drying oil in paints, linoleum, varnishes, and wax cloths.
- Safflower oil lowers blood cholesterol levels and is used to treat heart diseases. The flowers have been the source of yellow and red dyes, largely replaced by synthetics, but still used in rouge.
- Height : 32"- 40"
Spacing : 24" - 36"
Sun Light : > 6 hours
Water : Average
Harvest : >100 days
Sowing : Sow seeds 1/2" deep
Germination : 7 - 20 days
Size : 2" - 3 " Diameter (Round Bud)
Color : Yellow
Qty : >< 12 Seeds/pack