Flower Dye FAQ's
Is this just the same as using food colouring?
No. The dyes are specifically manufactured to dye cut flowers. It is the same high quality product that is used by eco friendly, commercial flower dye companies around the world.
My flower dyes have been delivered but I don't think the right powder has been packed?
The powder will not look like the dye because it contains no artificial colouring. When mixed with water it will change colour.
I'm not a florist. Can I still buy flower dye?
Yes. The flower dye is also suitable for hobby flower dyeing
I'm a school teacher looking to create a 'How flowers absorb water experiment'. Are the dyes suitable?
Yes. Choose a dark colour dye and a fresh white rose for best results.
How many flowers can I dye?
The powder is sold in 50 gram pots. It is highly concentrated so only a small amount of dye is required (2.5 - 5 grams). The dye solution can be reused so it is possible to dye a large amount of flowers. Depending on the type of flowers used it is possible to dye 200 - 250 stems with 10 grams of powder.
Can I dye any flower?
Yes but some flowers are easier to dye than others. Favourites to dye are carnations, chrysanthemums, mini gerberas and some roses. The best roses to dye need to have a compact head and a soft non woody stem.
What colour flowers can I dye?
A white or light coloured flower is best as this is similar to a 'blank canvas' however some amazing effects can be created by dyeing other coloured flowers.
Is the dye harmful?
No. The dyes are water based and are 100% natural.
How do I dispose of the dye?
The dyes are environmentally friendly and can be poured away into soil or down the sink.
How long does it take to dye flowers?
This depends on how light or dark you want the colour to be. Usually it takes about 1 hour to see a colour change but up to 6 hours for full effect.
Can plants uptake dye through the roots and will the flowers of the plants change colour?
Yes, there are some plants that will absorb the dye in this manner but effects cannot be guaranteed. This technique will need some experimentation and careful plant care.