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Dyer's Rocket

Reseda luteola

Also known as

Dyer's Weed, Weld, Gualda, Wild Mignonette, Yellow Weed, Dyer's weld

Reseda luteola La Palma1 by Tigerente (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Light watering
Half-hardy

H7-H3

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1.5m

Max

50cm

50cm

Min

30cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Dyer's Rocket

A Reseda luteola plant in a field
A close up of a Reseda luteola plant
A close up of a green Reseda luteola plant
Some Reseda luteola in flower in the wild
A close up of some yellow green Reseda luteola flowers

Dyer's Rocket Overview

Reseda luteola is a European species in the Resedaceae family. It has been introduced to many areas including North America and in many locations, it is considered a weed. Growing well indistrubed ground, this plant produces bright yellow flowers, from which are widely used to create the natural dye known as weld.

How to propagate Dyer's Rocket

Seed

You can propagate by seeds sown outdoors in the spring or early autumn to late winter.

Other uses of Dyer's Rocket

Wildflower/meadow, as a yellow dye.