Chicory

Cichorium intybus
 
 

A beautiful bright blue perennial found growing on roadsides and waste ground across Britain. The root is prized as a vegetable in Continental Europe where it also grown as animal fodder. The flowers are particularly attractive to Hover Flies.

Flowering period: July – October

Height: 30 – 120cm

Planting site: Full sun on most soil types.

Many butterflies and other insects depend on our disappearing native wild plants. By creating a wildlife area in your garden and growing native wildflowers, you will produce an attractive habitat for butterflies, bees, birds and other wildlife.

It is illegal to take plants from the wild.

Buy Chicory Flower Seeds from Landlife Wildflowers.