Chicory Plant

$799

Chicory Plant

$799

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Chicory Plant Is A Beautiful And Useful Plant

Chicory (Cichorium intybus) is a herbaceous plant in the family Asteraceae. It is native to Europe, Asia, and Africa but is now widely cultivated as a crop and medicinal plant.

The plant has a deep taproot that can grow up to 3 meters long and produces a rosette of leaves up to 30 cm long. The leaves have a slightly bitter taste. The plant also produces blue or lavender flowers arranged in clusters at the top of a tall stem, which can grow up to 1.5 meters in height.

It has a long history of use as a food and medicine. The roots can be roasted and ground to make a coffee substitute, and they are also used in some alcoholic beverages, such as Belgian beer. (We only ingest plants with proper knowledge.)

Traditional medicine also uses it to treat various ailments, including digestive disorders, liver problems, and inflammation. Some studies have suggested that it may have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties and help lower blood sugar levels and cholesterol.

Overall, it is a versatile and valuable plant with a long history of use for both culinary and medicinal purposes.

Best Place To Plant Chicory Plants

It prefers to be grown in well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade.It can be planted in spring or fall, but ensuring the soil is dry when producing is vital.

It can tolerate many soil types, but they do best in fertile and loamy soil. They will flourish in soil with a pH between 6.0 and 7.5.

When planting it, you should sow the seeds about ¼ inch deep and 18-24 inches apart. Plant seedlings at the same depth they grew in their previous container and space them 12-18 inches apart if you transplant seedlings.

Itis a hardy plant and can tolerate some drought. Still, it is essential to water it regularly, especially during dry spells. Fertilize it with a balanced fertilizer once a month to keep them healthy and productive.

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The hardy and versatile plant grows to an average height of about 3-5 feet when mature. This robust European native has the beneficial characteristic of being able to thrive just about anywhere when it comes to the environment.


However, they prefer deep, moderately fertile soils for optimal growing conditions. It's best practice to avoid planting in clayey soils as it inhibits root development. This species also prefers lots of sunlight to grow optimally. It has a very vertical growth habit regarding its overall mass.

Most of its foliage is closer to the ground, radially spreading out and around the base of the plant. That is to contrast its tall, branching, slender stems that soar above the foliage and are dotted with delicate light blue flowers. It has quite a few appeals when using it in landscaping or gardening.

Chicory Plants Bloom For Months


Whenintegrated into a full meadow or garden scheme, the roaming leaves, branching stems, and flowers that are present from July to October add fullness and an endearing "wild" authenticity to the atmosphere of a space.

The leaves are dandelion-like in shape and pleasantly green in color, large and broad at the base, and the stem is thinning up to allow the flowers to stand alone. The flowers themselves are small, about 2-4 cm in diameter, and aster-like in appearance.

Outside of the visuals, its root system is ideal for helping maintain the balance and health of soils because it can pull nutrients from deep in the soil profile. On top of that, it's a vigorous perennial species that will return for many years of enjoyment.

Additionally, chicory is an excellent addition for those interested in edible or tea gardens. The roots can be used in teas or coffee to add robustness to the flavor.

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