Safflower, False Saffron


Safflowers have yellow -orange thistle-like heads yielding a yellow or pink-red dye. Used to colour rice and the seed oil is a polyunsaturated cooking oil. Safflowers also used to be used as a substitute for Saffron, which is where the name ‘False Saffron’ comes from. The most common use for this herb today is as a source of edible oil. Rich in linoleic acid which helps to lower blood cholesterol and is widely sold as a health food product.
Often grown as an ornamental plant in the herb garden or in borders.
Height 45cm.
Annual plant

Approximately 25 Seeds


Salflower Seeds


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