February 1, 2023
Asperula tinctoria, Dyer's Woodruff

Asperula tinctoria, Dyer's Woodruff

Asperula tinctoria or also known as Dyer’s Woodruff or Three-lobed Woodruff. It is a perennial. It is part of the Rubiaceae family of plants. It is native to northern and central Europe, east to Russia and Western Siberia. Asperula tinctoria grows from 10 to 18″ or 25cm to 45cm high. It flowers from June to September. The flowers are hermaphrodite which means they have male and female organs.

How to grow Asperula tinctoria:

Grow Asperula tinctoria in the sun partial shade. Plant it in well-drained soil. It adapts to most types of soils. Its root is used to make a red dye for dying clothes.

Asperula tinctoria, Dyer's Woodruff
Asperula tinctoria, Dyer’s Woodruff at Kew Gardens, London, UK

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