Wildflowers UK, bringing the British Countryside to you.

Your basket is empty

DYER`S GREENWEED seeds (genista tinctoria)

DYER`S GREENWEED seeds (genista tinctoria)
mouse over thumbnails for large image
DYER`S GREENWEED seeds (genista tinctoria)DYER`S GREENWEED seeds (genista tinctoria)
DYER`S GREENWEED seeds (genista tinctoria)DYER`S GREENWEED seeds (genista tinctoria)
DYER`S GREENWEED seeds (genista tinctoria)DYER`S GREENWEED seeds (genista tinctoria)

DYER`S GREENWEED seeds (genista tinctoria)

  Our ref: ST116_1
  • type - shrub
  • colour - Yellow
  • height - 25 to 50cms
  • Sowing rate 1 gm sq m.
enquire about this item
minus0plus 1gm = £3.95

 Add to basketplease use minus and plus to select a quantityplease select a quantity added to basket

despatched all year round.

Dyer’s Greenweed -genista tinctoria– is actually a very tiny shrub and thrives in grassy situations in sunny positions. In the wild it can be found growing on poor soils, in traditional hay meadows, roadsides and in field margins. As a garden plant, Dyer’s Greenweed works particularly well in a rock garden. It is a low growing species, typically attaining a maximum of height of about 70 cms. In the wild, Dyer’s Greenweed is a host plant to the Green hairstreak butterly that will lay its eggs on the leaves. Plants produce golden yellow flowers that appear from June to August. Dyer’s Greenweed looks best growing with wild flowers such as Oxeye daisies, Greater Knapweed, Great Burnet and Red Clover.

How to grow Dyer’s Greenweed Seeds
Dyer’s Greenweed seeds should be sown in spring either outside, where they are to flower, or in seed trays and covered lightly with compost. Germination can be improved by lightly rubbing the seeds between 2 sheets of sandpaper. This is known as scarification and helps break down the seed’s tough outer shell. The seedlings, can be pricked out and grown on, for planting out later in the year.

To buy Dyer’s Greenweed seeds
To purchase Dyer’s Greenweed seeds, please select a quantity above and click add to cart. To ensure the best chance of success, we sell all of our wildflower seeds by weight, which ensures each wildflower seed packet contains a good quantity of seeds. The recommended sowing rate is 1 gram per square metre, and the number of Dyer’s Greenweed seeds per gram is approx. 250. All of our Wildflower seed packets contain seeds of Native British provenance.

type - shrub,
colour - Yellow, height - 25 to 50cms,
flowering months- June, July, August,
habitat - Dry Grassland (clay, loam), Very Acidic Soil (Peats, Heaths),
Caterpillar Food Plant
Printed 23/07/2024 23:03:24
st116_1 type shrub colour yellow height 25 to 50cms flowers june july august habitat dry grassland clay loam very acidic soil peats heaths caterpillar food plant
£3.95 New


Wildflowers UK, Supplier of Native British Wildflower meadow mixtures, Wildflower seeds, Urban mixtures, Wildflower plant plugs & bulbs to commercial & private buyers