The leaves are 5 to 25 cm long or longer, simple, lobed, and form a basal rosette above the central taproot. The flower heads are yellow to orange coloured, and are open in the daytime, but closed at night. The heads are borne singly on a hollow stem (scape) that is usually leafless and rises 1to10 cm or more above the leaves.
Taraxacum is a large genus of flowering plants in the family Asteraceae which consists of species commonly known as dandelion.
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
|Maximum Reachable Height
||0.50 to 1 feet
||Yellow to orange
||Flowers not showy
||Easy to grow
Planting and care
Spray the soil with water, dampening the seeds.Grow dandelion plants in a bright indoor area, such as a sunny porch or a room with natural light.
Fill a 6-inch-deep or deeper pot, which has bottom drainage holes, with moist potting soil.Place dandelion seeds 1 1/2 inches apart on the pot s soil.
||Full Sun to Partial Shade
||50 degrees C
||Apply any organic fertilizer
Dandelion special feature
Lettuce types include romaine, butter head, iceberg, and loose leaf. All are at their best if grown quickly.
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose
- Fresh or dried dandelion herb is also used as a mild appetite stimulant, and to improve upset stomach
- The root of the dandelion plant may act as a mild laxative and has been used to improve digestion
- Preliminary research suggests that dandelion may help improve liver and gallbladder function