Key Growing Information
Carthamus (Safflower) | Key Growing Information
Essential information for growing carthamus (safflower) from seed: key instructions on sowing and transplanting for cut flower production.
In commercial cut-flower production and the backyard cutting garden, fillers and foliage form the backbone of cut-flower arrangements. We asked flower farmers from three different regions for recommendations.
Instructions and tips for cutting and air-drying ornamental flowers: location for drying, selecting flowers to dry, prepping, and how to know when your dried materials are ready for arrangements and crafting.
Four farmer-florists from across the continent discuss selecting, planning, growing, harvesting, drying, designing, pricing and selling your dried botanical materials.
Join Flower Trial Tech Joy Longfellow for a tutorial on drying flowers, including tips and recommendations for a few of her favorites, from tried-and-true workhorse crops and varieties for drying to flower crops with novel colors, textures, and forms.
Here are some key attributes of Carthamus as a cut-flower, including cultural notes, when best to harvest, structural and design features.