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Cota tinctoria
  • Hardy to Zone 3
  • Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Germination Tested November 15, 2023: 90%
  • Approximately 100 seeds per packet
Regular price $5.00 CAD
Regular price Sale price $5.00 CAD
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Dyer's chamomile is an easy to grow perennial dye plant that produces crisp yellow colours. The flowers can be used fresh or dried for dye. The dye is also quite lightfast compared to other natural yellow dyes. The flowers attract pollinators and other beneficial insects to the garden.

Plants are described as a week perennial because the plants reportedly die in late summer of their second year, but my plants are still going!

Dyers chamomile is not picky about soil, thriving in even poor compacted soils. Plants are drought tolerant too.

This plant is not commonly used in modern herbal medicine, but it can be drunk as a tea for its antispasmodic and emmenagogue effects.

Growing Instructions

Growing instructions: Sow shallowly in pots or trays in spring. Plant out when large enough to handle before or after last frost. Space 6-8 inches apart.

Shipping & Returns

We ship seeds within Canada for a flat fee of $6, United States for $25, and internationally for $25*. Live plants and bulbs can only be shipped within Canada.


Shipping in Canada 

We ship seeds in Canada via regular letter mail, which is an untracked service, and usually takes 1-2 weeks to arrive. Larger bulbs and plants are sent via tracked flat rate box.


Shipping to the US

We ship all US orders by tracked packet and they usually take two weeks to arrive.

According to the USDA, most seeds require an import permit to be brought into the US and the permit is free and useable for multiple orders/years. The package will list the contents as "Garden Seeds". In our experience shipping seeds over several years, most small orders will make it across the border without issues, but occasionally they will be held at US Customs. 

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the required import permit and Cicada Seeds will not be responsible for any orders held or confiscated by US customs.


Shipping Internationally

International orders are usually shipped via untracked packet. The package will list the contents as "Garden Seeds". It is your responsibility to ensure you have the required import permit and Cicada Seeds will not be responsible for any orders held of confiscated by customs.

International shipping countries include: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Czechia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong SAR, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom


If you have any issues with the quality of your order, please contact us within 60 days and we will make it right!

*Shipping fees are in Canadian dollars. 

Ecologically Grown

Seeds are grown ecologically without the use of chemical pesticides or fertilizers.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Doris Ball
Dyers chamomile

Only took 5 days to sprout. Coming along nicely