Dandelion - Plant
Description for Dandelion
Taraxacum is a large genus of flowering plants in the family Asteraceae which consists of species commonly known as dandelion.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Lettuce||Yellow to orange||Flowers not showy||0.50 to 1 feet||Easy to grow|
Planting and care
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||Well-drained soil||Medium||50 degrees C||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Dandelion
- 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.
Typical uses of Dandelion
Special features: Lettuce types include romaine, butter head, iceberg, and loose leaf. All are at their best if grown quickly.
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose
Medicinal use: 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.
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