Chicory Plant - Cichorium intybus - Culinary Herb & Wildflower
Chicory Plant - Cichorium intybus
Approximate height: 1 - 1.5 m
Flowering time: Summer
Site and soil type: Rich but well-drained soil in sun.
Care: May need staking
Plant size: Large - grown in a 2 litre pot. (For pot size guide, click here)
A tall plant with numerous beautiful blue flowers which close by midday. Fresh young leaves and the flowers can be added to salads.
The flowers are particularly favoured by hoverflies.
Peat-free, pesticide-free, plastic-free.
All plants are sent to you in an eco-friendly cardboard POSIpot or fibre pot, (made from wood pulp), together with a wooden ID label and care instructions. In both cases these can be planted straight into the ground in the pot which will biodegrade.
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