Common name: Weld. Buí Mór.
This population originates from Co Down. Irish Grid reference: J574427.
Biennial to short lived perenial, hardy. Tall structurally attractive green flower spike with deep green shiny leaves. 20” tall.
This is a plant for bees, of all kinds. Last summer our crop of weld was the go to plant for every bee in the vicinity. It was bouncing with Apis and Bombus alike.
Semi-shade/woodland and road verges as well as open meadows. It loved our field so much it flowered in its 3rd year as well.
Sow early spring into a seed tray, prick out when large enough to handle and plant out when big enough, does not like to stay long in cells.
Weld or dyer’s rocket was used traditionally for the colour yellow going back to stone age times all across Europe. While it is considered to be an archyophyte in Ireland it is though it was most likely introduced by the Romans 2,000 years ago.
Avg contents: 150 seeds.