Chicory – 1 litre pot –
In all, we just adore the pretty blue flowers – just stunning considering Chicory is a herb, wildflower and food depending upon your point of view. Common chicory is a woody plant of the dandelion family Asteraceae, usually with bright blue flowers, rarely white or pink. Many varieties are cultivated for salad leaves, chicons, or roots, which are baked, ground, and used as a coffee substitute and food additive. Chicory grows to 1.5 m (5ft), its flowering stems growing mainly upwards. It produces only leaves in its first season, resembling a dandelion, and similarly it has a relatively large, brown, fleshy, branched taproot with milky sap. chicory adapts to almost all well-drained soil types in full sun, it is so good for all of the pollinating insects, and will give the garden border a natural wildflower look.