The plants arrived very very well packed and speedily delivered. I was kept informed of the stages too which was useful so I could be ready for the plants. The plants themselves are very healthy, of a good size and have great root systems. So very good value for money. They came with some information on growing however it does state that these can be grown from seed whereas I don't think that the White or Pink chicory can be grown from seed as the seed doesn't come true. I think that these plants can be grown true from root cuttings. I did check with the RHS before my purchase. I have contacted Hooks Green with this question but as of yet have not had a response. Some clear propagation information would be great. If I bought herbs again I would very much consider using Hooks Green.
Cichorium intybus 'roseum' (Chicory 'Pink') 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.
Chicory 'Pink'(Cichorium intybus 'roseum') Herb in 1 Litre Pot
Pink chicory, Cichorium intybus roseum, 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 pink dandelion-like flowers to shine in mid-summer through to autumn, the starlike 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.
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 'Pink' Online
Our Potted Chicory 'Pink' herb plants are usually available to buy online between March to September.
|Cichorium intybus 'roseum' (Chicory 'Pink') Herb Plant|
|Soil Type||Free draining soil|
|Latin Name||Cichorium intybus roseum|
|Hardiness||RHS rating H6 - Hardy - Very cold winter|
|Special Features||Pollinator Friendly|
|Type of Garden||Wildlife|