Cichorium intybus

Cichorium intybus

Chicory

Previous scientific name(s): Cichorium intybus var. foliosum, Cichorium intybus var. sativum

Low to moderate moisture requirement; full sun or partial shade. Pale blue blossoms randomly located along main branches of plants normally 3 to 5 feet tall. Deep-seated taproot enables this perennial plant to compete well for moisture in pastures, fields or along roadsides. Declared noxious only in Colorado. 

Varieties: 

Species Attributes

Height: 
36 
- 60 
in.
Life Form: 
Perennial
Native or Introduced: 
Introduced
Precipitation: 
Low - Moderate
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Part Sun
Elevation: 
ft.

Soil Texture

Coarse: 
Marginal
Moderately Coarse: 
Average
Medium: 
Best
Moderately Fine: 
Average
Fine: 
Marginal

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Marginal
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Marginal
Seeding Rate: 
- 4 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
32.90 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
425,000
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes
Bloom Color: 
Pale Blue
Blooming Season: 
Summer
Fall