Absorption dyes are specially selected anionic dyes used to systemically
dye fresh cut flowers and foliage. These water soluble dyes are
primarily used in two applications:
- dyeing fresh cut flowers that will be sold on the fresh flower
- dyeing fresh flowers and foliage that will be sold as a dried
or preserved product.
In the latter case, the dyes are either used with glycerine preservatives
to dye flowers and foliage while they are being preserved or are
used to dye fresh flowers and foliage after harvest before being
When dyeing fresh cut flowers, the dyes are generally used at the
rate of 1-2 ounces per gallon (8-16 grams per liter) of water. One
pound of dye tints approximately 5,000-10,000 stems. In addition,
these dyes are also suitable for systemically dyeing fresh cut flowers
or foliage immediately after harvest before being air-dried.
Our absorption floral dyes can also be added to glycerine-based
systemic preserving solutions to color eucalyptus, gypsophila, sinuata
statice, etc. during the preserving process. General use rates are
0.25-0.75 ounces per gallon, (2-6 grams per liter), depending on
depth of shade desired.