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Carthamus tinctorius Kinko

Elements of Structural and Systematic Botany

B and T World Seeds' Botanical Glossary

B and T World Seeds' reference number: 27347

Type of plant - annual
Flower or inflorescence: ORANGE, to 3.5cm.dia.
Fruit: cypsela 6mm. long
Foliage: spineless
Height, in meters: 1.25
Height, in feet: 4.13
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Common names for Carthamus tinctorius Kinko:

Safflower Kinko, 


Carthamus tinctorius Kinko is included in the following
B and T World Seeds flowering plant categories.

19:   Everlasting and Dried Flower Seeds Australian and Other
36:   Herb Seed List Culinary Medicinal Dye and Aromatic
Not all medicinal, dye or aromatic plants are edible, some are toxic if eaten and others are dangerous if applied to the skin. Please check uses for plants.
44:   Cut flowers Commercial and other Recommended Varieties
53:   Bedding Plant Seed List
90:   Cereals, Legumes, and other Food and Oilseed Plants
161:   Edible Flowers
Some flowers are poisonous if not cooked. Some are only edible while in bud. Identify and correctly prepare all flowers before eating. Do not eat flowers that have been sprayed with weedkiller or other chemicals.
185:   Plant Species whose germination is improved by Smoke
"Smoke" contains a butenolide compound produced by certain plants when heated, it speeds up or starts the germination of seeds from many different genera.
246:  Asteraceae
708:  Compositae


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Germination guide for Carthamus tinctorius Kinko

These notes are a general guide, it is recommended to check specialist literature for some of the more unusual seeds in our lists.
Seed Germination Theory and Practice by Professor Norman C. Deno
Some knowledge about growing from seed is necessary to germinate even the easiest seeds. Most seeds require humidity to germinate, even desert plants like Welwitschia mirabilis require that their growing medium remains moist until germination.

Most seeds require oxygen to germinate, if buried too deep in their growing medium, or if the medium is too wet, the seeds may not get the oxygen they require.
Some seeds need to be in the light (surface sown) or in the dark (sown deep enough to receive little or no light) to germinate. A rule of thumb is to cover the seeds their own width deep in the growing medium, but some seeds prefer to be sown much deeper, and some fairly large seeds like to be surface sown (or higher).
Many seeds germinate best at certain temperatures, some will germinate at a comparatively wide range of temperatures, yet others need fluctuating temperatures.
Almost all seeds are waiting in a dormant state for some outside stimulus to break their dormancy, some just need sufficiently high ambiant humidity, others need scarification, vernalization or to be passed through the intestines of an animal.

Carthamus tinctorius Kinko seeds will usually germinate in 12-18 days.
Sow Carthamus tinctorius Kinko seeds about 6mm deep in a Well drained seed sowing mix at about 15°C.

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