MARIGOLD: Yields deep to pale yellows, green-yellows and orange

Source: The garden, local farms & markets or dried/ground flower heads

Marigolds are a good plentiful source for dye as they bloom from late Spring until Fall. With different water alkalinity or acidity, city tap or well-water for example, the recipes & mordants give a good variance of yellows/oranges that are easily attainable on wool. All colour variance of marigolds can be used.

Common marigold or Scotch marigold are from the daisy family. The flowers grow in warm temperatures around North America and elsewhere in the world. The specific origin is unknown but it does have a long history in Europe.

Nutritional and edible florets can be added to salads or used as a garnish. Can be planted as a potherb. Used for medicinal purposes in ancient Greek, Roman, Middle Eastern and Indian cultures as a poultice to heal scratches and cuts to prevent infection. Used as well to dye fabrics and for food. Still used today in cosmetics and oil that protects the skin.