The safflower is the cheerful, colorful variant of the noble thistle. Find out more information here!
Botanical name: Carthamus
Plant family: Sunflower (bot.Asteraceae)
Occurrence: Egypt and Europe
The safflower (Carthamus tinctorius) belongs to the sunflower family. It grows in Egypt as well as in Central Europe. It is mainly cultivated as a useful plant for oil production or as a medicinal and dye plant. The ornamental forms of the safflower are thornless and can be found in gardens and are also great eye-catchers in bouquets. As a decorative cut flower, which is available in different colors, it adorns every bouquet and gives it a great splash of color.
Care tips for safflower
The safflower welcomes a fresh cut when you arrive, after which you can put the stems in a vase with fresh water. You should change the water every two to three days.
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