Fiber Color Range
All parts of this plant can be used for color in shades of green-golds and olive greens. Keep the flowers and stems & leaves separate for your experiments, and give all a long soaking to extract the most color. Acidic or alkaline modifiers won’t shift colors; iron and copper modifiers will deepen shades.
Grow Black-Eyed Susans in your garden, or find them roadside - they seems to be everywhere in Vermont. As perennials, they won’t flower until the second year but you can use the leaves and stems for a different set of colors in the meantime.
|Sunlight||Full to partial sun|
|Height||18" - 24"|
|Spacing||8" - 10" apart|
|| Average, well-drained soil
pH 6.5 - 7.5