Very easy to grow from seed, Chicory is a slender perennial that are periwinkle blue in color and resemble daisy petals. Chicory loves full sun in well drained soil, and can grow to a height of 4′ tall, making this an excellent show flower for your garden or focal point in your yard. Chicory’s long tap root is often used to make caffeine-free coffee substitutes.
Chicory stems contain a white, milky sap that only appears when broken. The large blue flowers only remain on the plant for a single day. Chicory originated in Europe, and is now naturalized in North America. Seeds are packaged and germination tested for current year.
Blooms May through October
Grows to a height of 2 to 4 feet
Plant seeds at a depth of 1/16 inch
Germination is 1 to 3 weeks