Watering: Somewhat drought tolerant once established
Soil:Fertile, medium moisture, well-drained; prefers neutral to alkaline soils Comments:
This plant is characterized by its stiff and hairy stems, toothed leaves, and violet-blue flowers that range in color from light to dark, depending on their age and the level of sun exposure. Notably, white flowers are a rare occurrence in this plant.
Chicory is a hardy and adaptable plant that can be a great addition to any garden. It grows best in full sun and well-drained soil but can tolerate dry conditions once established. It is a tall plant that can grow up to three feet, with sparsely spaced, heavily toothed leaves. The beautiful violet-blue flowers, which bloom from June to October, can vary in color depending on their age and sun exposure, and occasionally rare white flowers can be spotted.
Apart from its hardiness and beauty, Chicory is also a versatile herb that can be used for various purposes. Its leaves can be used as salad greens, while the dried roots can be used as a coffee substitute. It has a long history of medicinal use, as it is believed to have anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and digestive properties.
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