Who doesn’t love brilliant pastel blue blooms? Chicory can be found growing wild in many areas of the United States. It is a versatile plant that is cherished as a flower and as an herb. It is primarily grown as an ornamental for its bright blue dandelion-like flowers. As an herb, chicory is cultivated for its leaves while the roots are used as a coffee substitute and additive. Chicory can also be grown as a forage crop for livestock. Chicory is a cool season crop that is best grown in a sunny spot with proper drainage. Watch chicory paint your garden with its electric blue flowers!
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