Cichorium intybus var. intybus
Large blue flowers throughout summer.
Used originally as a substitute for coffee this delightful herbs flowers open in sunlight, but close in cloudy weather.
Flowering: Summer – Autumn
Common Name: Chicory
Life Cycle: perennial
Foliage: pinnately lobed
Basic Colour: ( blue )
Flower Colour: blue
Natural Flowering: June – September
Winter Hardiness: Fully Hardy
Height with Flowers: 100cm
Soil Requirements: average / moist / well-drained
Soil ph: acidic / alkaline / neutral
Location: container / cottage garden / border / meadow
Usage: ornamental / bee food plant / attracts butterflies
Pruning: Cut back in winter/spring
Tolerates: drought tolerant / deer resistance / rabbit resistance
Origin: Europe, West Asia, North Africa
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