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Fiber Color Range
Pale lemony yellows to light olive greens are possible with calendula + different mordants & modifiers. Leave fibers in the dye pot overnight to allow the colors to fully develop.

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fresh or dried plant material in the fall!

Calendula

Calendula officinalis

Calendula is widely known for its healing properties, especially as an ingrediant in creams and ointments (which we’d love to try making someday - if only we had more hours in the day!) As a garden plant, it's a dream - it can be planted in poor soil and will still develop into busy plants with loads of flowers on long stems with soft leaves . It’s also a big self-seeder so plant where that won’t be a problem. Fresh flowers give the clearest yellows; dried flowers will produce more pale shades (but are a welcome source of color mid-winter!)

 Life Cycle  Annual
 Zone  Half-hardy annual
 Sunlight  Full Sun
 Height  2'
 Spacing  12" - 18" apart
 Soil

 Average to poor soils;
 pH neutral