Reseda luteola

Over the millennia weld has been used as a source of a brilliant yellow dye (most of the dye is contained in the seeds). When the dye of weld is combined with the blue dye of Isatis tinctoria (woad), the result is a brilliant green dye!

Water: Moist to Slightly Dry

Hardiness: Frost Hardy

Habit: Herbaceous biennial 2 to 5’ tall

Light: Full Sun to Partial Shade

Soil: Fertile loam, clay, or coarse gravelly soil

Origin: Middle East, North Africa, and the Mediterranean