Common chicory, Cichorium intybus, is a somewhat woody, perennial herbaceous plant of the dandelion family, usually with bright blue flowers, rarely white or pink.
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
|Common Name ||Cichorium intybus,Common chicory is also known as blue daisy, blue dandelion, blue sailors, blue weed, bunk, coffeeweed, cornflower, hendibeh, horseweed, ragged sailors, succory, wild bachelor's buttons, and wild endive.|
|Maximum Reachable Height ||0.50 to 1.00 feet|
|Flower Colour ||White|
|Bloom Time ||Flowers not showy|
|Difficulty Level ||easy to grow|
Planting and careCover the roots with soil, water them in lightly, then add an additional 6-inches of sand. Put a cover on the pot (thick layers of newspaper are fine) and dig out the sprouts when they poke through the surface of the sand. Where winters are mild, the roots can be dug down into the garden soil, covered with sand and then covered with an inverted flower pot (make sure to put tape over the drainage holes to block out all light.
It will flower in its second year if left to grow and it is pretty enough for the flower boarder. The plant is tall 1m, and the flowers are numerous with a long season.
Try to grow this plant/seed in early spring until summer for the period of one month following the final frost. 3. Expect the plant/seeds to sprout and separate seedlings to have them grown up over 8 inches apart. The sprouting time for Chicory growth is from 2 to 4 weeks.
|Sunlight ||Full sun|
|Soil || well-drained soil|
|Fertilizer ||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Chicory special feature
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose
- The ancient Egyptians ate large amounts of chicory because it was believed that the plant could purify the blood and liver, while others have relied on the herb for its power to cure "passions of the heart
- " Chicory continues to be a popular herbal remedy due to its healing effects on several ailments
Frequently Asked Questions
What is another name for a Chicory ?
Chicory is commonly known as Cichorium intybus,Common chicory is also known as blue daisy, blue dandelion, blue sailors, blue weed, bunk, coffeeweed, cornflower, hendibeh, horseweed, ragged sailors, succory, wild bachelor's buttons, and wild endive.
How tall do Chicory grow?
On average Chicory grows 0.50 to 1.00 feet
What color are Chicory ?
A Chicory plant bears flowers of color White
When Chicory blooms?
With enough light, Chicory may produce White flowers in Flowers not showy
How hard is Chicory to grow?
A Chicory is easy to grow
How much sunlight does a Chicory need?
A Chicory prefers Full sun
How much water does a Chicory need?
A Chicory prefers watering Medium
What kind of soil does a Chicory need?
A Chicory prefers well-drained soil
What temperature does a Chicory like?
How often should I fertilize my Chicory ?
To encourage Chicory growth, Apply any organic fertilizer
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