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Cichorium intybus 'alba' (Chicory White) Herb Plant


Some Herbs may be too tall for our standard packaging and will be trimmed to fit. This will not be detrimental to the plant but will mean that these herbs will flower later in the year.

The Blister packs used to protect our beautiful herbs during transit are made from 100% recycled plastic and can be recycled kerbside.

Cichorium intybus 'alba' (Chicory 'White') Herb in 1 Litre Pot

White chicory, Cichorium intybus alba,  is a bushy perennial herbaceous plant with white flowers. Growing wild as a plant on roadsides in its native Europe, and in North America and Australia, where it has become naturalized, Chicory has numerous uses when grown commercially.

Growing  up to 1.5m tall, this hardy plant prefers rich but well-drained soil, preferably in an open, sunny position. Seed sown indoors in spring and then planted out (preferably with some support e.g. trellis/fencing) will provide the best start, allowing the beautiful white dandelion-like flowers to shine in mid-summer through to autumn, the star-like flowers close after lunch and are best enjoyed in the morning. This is an insect-friendly plant which gives bees and other insects easy access to nectar and pollen.

 "Chicory" is also the common name in the United States for curly endive (Cichorium endivia), and these two closely related species are often confused.

Herb Usage

Various varieties are cultivated for salad leaves, chicons (blanched buds), or for roots (var. sativum), which are baked, ground, and used as a coffee substitute and additive. It is also grown as a crop for livestock.

Buy Chicory 'White' Online

Our Potted Chicory 'White' herb plants are usually available to buy online between March to September



Cichorium intybus 'alba' (Chicory White) Herb Plant
Aspect/Site Full sun
Soil Type Free draining soil
Flower Colour White
Height 150cm
Spread 100cm
Latin Name Cichorium intybus alba
Hardiness RHS rating H6 - Hardy - Very cold winter
Culinary Salads
Scented None
Medicinal/Cosmetic None
Flowering/Harvest/Interest Summer
Special Features Pollinator Friendly
Type of Garden Wildlife
  • 5
    Great big healthy plants

    Posted by Ellen Johnson on 27th Apr 2020

    Very pleased with my purchase and the standard of service received in terms of that which I ordered. The plants were very well packed and delivered speedily. Delivery information to me was kept well updated which is useful. The plants themselves were lovely lovely specimens, with lots of top growth and great root systems. The only issue is that it is stated that these can be grown from seed whereas the RHS tells me that it is only the blue that come true. So I am not sure about this. My question about this has yet to be answered by Hooks Green. I would very much recommend using Hooks green and am overall very happy with my purchases which are in the ground/in pots already growing well.

  • 4
    Good quality plant

    Posted by Unknown on 5th Aug 2019

    Great plant quality and fast delivery. Recommended.