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Cichorium intybus

Beautiful cornflower-blue flowers held on tall stems in late summer. The flowers appear dotted all along the stems in succession through late summer and early autumn. Best grown against a trellis or hedge for support. To 2m. Hardy

At a glance

Common Name
Wild chicory
Type
Hardy perennial
Height
Over 1.2m
Colour
Blue
Spread Rate
Slow
Flowering
Late Summer
Soil Type
Normal, Drained
Aspect
Part-shade, Sun
Pollination
Attractive to pollinators

Sue's Notes

The young leaves of this lovely perennial look almost exactly like a dandelion. Very easy to accidentally dig up as weeds!

 
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