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Cichorium intybus 'Electric Blue'

Chicory, Succory

Hardy Perennial

The wild form of the vegetable Chicory makes a beautiful addition to a cottage garden border. Electric blue flowers are produced on the many, breezy stems throughout summer. Be quick to enjoy their beauty, as the flowers always close by midday!

Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.

Ideal For:
cottage gardens, wildlife gardens
Flowering Period:
June, July, August
Sowing Months:
March, April, May, August, September
Position:
full sun
    • 1 packet (300 cichorium seeds)

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    • £3.99
Sowing Time: March to May. Sow thinly, 3mm (1/8in) deep in drills 30cm (12in) apart in well-cultivated soil which has been raked to a fine tilth. Water ground regularly, especially in dry periods.Can also be sown direct into the soil during August to September for early summer flowering next year.

When large enough to handle, thin out seedlings to 30cm (12in) apart. For best results, provide a fertile, well-drained soil in full sun.

Caution: irritant to skin and eyes.
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