The Reseda weld plant also called Reseda luteola is really an old-fashioned blooming plant that displays dark green, ovoid leaves and also spiky yellow or greenish-white flowers with contrasting orange stamens. On this article you are going to learn how to grow Reseda weld plant in your garden.

This particular plant is also known as dyer’s rocket for is bright yellow dye, it has been actually used as a fabric dye and oil paint colorant since Roman times. Currently there are some modern-day painters that have continued to use the pigment, and weld plant dye as a fabric dye, primarily for silk.

A lot of gardeners have argue that it is not the flowers that make the Reseda weld plants distinctive, it is actually the sweet, powerful aroma. Many Victorian gardeners have used weld plants to mask the unpleasant industrial odors of urban London. While in America, the early settlers planted it not only in their gardens, but also in close proximity to the family outhouses. Actually industrial pollution or a backyard outhouse is not really a requirement for growing weld plants.

Steps on how to grow Reseda weld plants

This particular plant is a biennial plant, which simply means it can develops a basal rosette the first year and also flowers the second year. The Reseda weld plants lives only 2 years, although it usually drops enough seeds to ensure plentiful blooms year after year. The seeds can be collected from dry seed pods at the end of the blooming season.

How to care for Reseda weld plants

One thing about growing weld plants is that it does not require a lot of care or maintenance, although regular irrigation is very important, because the plant is not a highly drought-tolerant plant. You can fertilize occasional to produce more blooms and a stronger scent.


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