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Planted at Mount Vernon


  • Botanical Garden

  • Hardiness Zones


    This blue-flowered perennial is common as a roadside weed, but has a long history of being used as an edible or fodder.

    Latin Name

    Cichorium intybus


    Family

    Asteraceae


    Also Known As

    Wild Endive Succory Coffeeweed


    Type of Plant

    Perennials
    Crop

    Bloom Season

    May - October


    Seasons

    Summer
    Spring
    Fall

    Specifications

    Max Height: 4'
    Max Spread: 2'

    Uses

  • Edible

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun

    Colors


    Native Range

    Europe, northern Africa, western Asia


    History

    Washington was experimenting with chicory as a field crop.


    Other Details

    Grown by Washington

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