Orris Root - where do I find it?

Mjack7September 8, 2004

I have trying to find orris root for making potpourri. I've been to Michael's Arts & Crafts, grocery stores, and I did find a website in San Franciso that had it, but the shipping cost was too high.

Does anyone know where I can find it. I live in Wilson, NC which is about 45 miles east of Raleigh. I can drive to Rocky Mount easily. Or if you know a website where I can order it, that would do. Thanks!

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heidi41(z5 Mass)

I'm glad you asked, hope we get an answer. I've also been trying to purchase orris. I believe that several years ago I purchased some from Frontier Herbs, it was thru a catalog. I can't seem to find it in any sort of craft store. I guess it will have to be ordered online.

    Bookmark   September 9, 2004 at 7:40AM
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sylky00(z6 KY)

They have it at www.atlanticspice.com; they do have a minimum 30.00 order, but they have lots of wonderful things-edible spices as well as botanicals. They are a reputable co. w/ good cust. svc. If you don't want to order that much, www.magoomus.com sells smaller quantities.
I know there's others, just drawing a blank right now-I will post them later.

    Bookmark   September 9, 2004 at 8:29PM
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neil_allen(z5/6 Chi IL)

We get it from Nichols Garden Nursery. There's a link below -- from the Online Ordering page, choose Potpourri and then Potpourri Supplies.

We get the powder. Making your own powder from the dried root is an ordeal.

Here is a link that might be useful: Nichols Garden Nursery

    Bookmark   September 10, 2004 at 4:03PM
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kansasgail(z6 KS)

I order mine from San Francisco Herb Co., along with a lot of other botanicals, spices and teas. They have a brochure or you can order online.


    Bookmark   September 13, 2004 at 6:47AM
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Clare(z6 MO)

Are you sure it isn't at your grocery store? It is usually bottled like and sold alongside spices. Ot it might be shelved beside specialty flours like rice flour or soy flour.

You could also grow, dry and grind it for yourself. It is from the rhizome of an iris.

    Bookmark   September 17, 2004 at 5:24PM
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Rosa(4ish CO Rockie)

I've found it at the local organic foods grocery. It's in with the bulk herbs.

    Bookmark   September 18, 2004 at 10:42AM
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