Grape Hyacinth in time to dye Eggs for Easter!

by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP

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Grape Hyacinth flowers are blooming in time for dying your Easter Eggs!  In our test we had 15 flower heads and the egg color came out a light robin egg color.  If you are abundant in grape hyacinth flowers the darker your eggs will be.  As we added flowers the dye became stronger.  Grape Hyacinth is not edible, however historically was used to dye eggs in spring.

Gather your Grape Hyacinth flowers and bring to boil in water.  Let boil for a number of minutes before adding your eggs.  Boil eggs for 3 minutes and serve!


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