Safflower

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Shule
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Location: SW Idaho, USA

Safflower

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Post: # 47673Unread post Shule
Sat May 29, 2021 12:56 am

How many of you grow safflower?

I've grown some Corrales Azafrán a couple times, and I really liked it. It seems to germinate well in anything I've ever planted it in, and it seems to grow well in strong sun or shade. The seeds are large (like medium-ish sunflower seeds), and they germinate abundantly and fast (in like three to five days), in cool or warm weather. They're easy to direct-seed, and they're easy to start in trays and transplant. Very easy to grow. The leaves and calyces get very sharp, later in the season, though! The plants are short, and the flowers are nice; they don't last all season long, but they're out for a fair while.

Now, I'm kind of wanting to expand to other varieties of safflower. I see a red kind, a yellow kind, and pictures of a white kind. Mine was orange.
Location: SW Idaho, USA
Climate: BSk
USDA hardiness zone: 6
Elevation: 2,260 feet

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Re: Safflower

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Post: # 47680Unread post PlainJane
Sat May 29, 2021 6:17 am

Have not grown safflower before. Are you planning to press seeds for oil?
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Post: # 47712Unread post Shule
Sat May 29, 2021 7:50 pm

PlainJane wrote: Sat May 29, 2021 6:17 am Have not grown safflower before. Are you planning to press seeds for oil?
Nope. I just like to grow it, but we have a jar full of petals (they have uses).
Location: SW Idaho, USA
Climate: BSk
USDA hardiness zone: 6
Elevation: 2,260 feet

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