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Chicory
Cichorium intybus


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About Chicory (Cichorium intybus)
Height: Up to 4 ft.
Flower Color: True brilliant pastel blue
Plant Type: Biennial. Has two-year life cycle. Grows only leaves first season from seed. Then in second season, blooms, seeds and dies with first frost.
Flower Type: Daisy-like
Bloom Time: Mid and late season
Is this wildflower invasive? No
Is this wildflower endangered? No
Is this wildflower edible? Yes
Is this wildflower medicinal? Yes
What is Chicory's native range?
  Indigenous To: Europe
Where Chicory is naturalized or can be grown
  Regions: All regions, prohibited in CO
  Zones: 3-9
  States:
How to grow Chicory (Cichorium intybus)
  Soil preference: Adaptable
  Sun/Shade: Needs full sun.
  Moisture Requirements: Average moisture, well-drained.
  Instructions: This edible plant is one of our common roadside weeds, so is very easy to grow. It blooms with its famous sky blue flowers after living through one winter. The plants actually prefer being near hot rocks or other debris in the soils. This is one reason it thrives best along roadsides.

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