Chicory Seeds - Cichorium intybus - Wildflower
Chicory - Cichorium intybus
Approximate height: 1 - 1.5 m
Flowering time: Summer
Site and soil type: Rich but well-drained soil in sun.
When to sow: Spring or early autumn
A tall plant with numerous beautiful blue flowers which may close by early afternoon or in wet weather. Also known as Blue Sailors, Succory and Witloof.
Fresh young leaves and the flowers can be added to salads.
If you like hoverflies, (whose larvae prey on aphids), this plant is a must have in your garden.
Whenever I've grown it, the hoverflies have literally queued for a chance to get to the flowers.
Sow in spring or early autumn. Prepare the soil by removing any weeds and raking lightly.
Scatter the seeds thinly on the soil surface where they are to grow, and gently rake them in or cover very lightly with soil. Water gently.
They can also be grown in pots or trays inside, (I recommend using peat free biodegradable pots), and planted out when grown.
Do not let seed bed or pots dry out before seeds have germinated.
Contents: Approximately 400 seeds / 0.5 g
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