Deutsche Saatveredelung AG (DSV)
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Safflower (Carthamus tinctorius L.)


  • Annual herbaceous plant
  • Leaves: elongated, with small spines, thistle-like
  • Height: 60-130 cm
  • Flower: yellow to red heads with spiky bracts
  • Root: deep taproot with lateral roots


Environmental needs:

  • Tolerant to salt and drought
  • Likes warmth
  • Deep, well-drained soils
  • High demand for nutrients



  • Dye plant
  • Oil production
  • Catch crop



TerraLife mixtures:


Function within TerraLife:

  • Flowering
  • Tap rooting
  • Butterfly pasture
  • Early sowing time is possible

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