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Who doesn’t love true blue blooms? Chicory is famous for painting roadsides with its electric blue flowers, creating a spectacular summer show. This variety will grow in almost any sunny spot and delight with elegant blooms year after year. Chicory is also edible, adding gorgeous color to your favorite summer salads. All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Perennial.

Zones 3 - 8
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Mature Plant Size 36-48 inches tall
Bloom Time Summer
SKU CICG
This one is a well-known edible plant, the roots being ground for “chicory coffee”, a specialty of Cajun cooking in Louisiana. Leaves have been used since Roman times for medicines. But the electric blue flowers are what makes chicory famous. Along a roadside in bright sun, this is one of the biggest shows in the flower kingdom. Everyone loves the brilliant blue, even though the flowers close in the afternoon and on cloudy days. The subject of several romantic legends, chicory is one of our most historic wildflowers.

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Associated SKUs
CICG
CICQP (1/4 Pound)
CICLB (1 Pound)
CICLB5 (5 Pounds)
CICLB10 (10 Pounds)
Common Name Chicory
Botanical Name Cichorium intybus
Seed Life Cycle Perennials
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Blue
Mature Height 36-48 inches tall
Bloom Time Summer
Ships As Seed
Coverage 1/4 lb covers 1,815 sq ft.
1 lb covers 7,260 sq ft.
5 lbs covers 36,300 sq ft.
10 lbs covers 1.75 acres
Seeds Per Pound 425,923
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Soil Type Clay Soil, Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil
Native To Europe
Native To Europe
Ideal Region Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Prohibited In Colorado
Is It Storable? Yes - You can store your seed in any cool (not freezing) dry place that is not subject to extreme temperature variations.
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada Yes

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American MeadowsChicory Seeds
 
3.4

(based on 9 reviews)

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67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Accurate instructions (3)
  • Attractive (3)

Cons

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Best Uses

  • Garden (4)
  • Outdoors (3)
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1.0

Not what I thought it was. No flower, just green leaves

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from Mountain Home, AR

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Pros

    Cons

    • Unattractive

    Best Uses

    • Garden
    • Outdoors

    Comments about American Meadows Chicory Seeds:

    All that came up were the green leaves. Flower never produced

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    • Personal
     
    5.0

    CHICORY THE FANTASTIC WEED

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    from Port Byron, IL

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    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Groes Like A Weed
    • Hardy
    • Medicinal
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Herb gardens
      • Outdoors
      • Prairie Gardens
      • Waste Places

      Comments about American Meadows Chicory Seeds:

      medicinal. edible. beautiful. these beauties are perennial therefore they don't bloom the first year so be patient. they are larger that the naturalized ones you see on the side of the road but no less pretty. they tend to fall over in strong winds only to lift their ephemeral but plentiful blooms heavenward for all to behold.

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      1.0

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      from Morgantown, WV

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      Comments about American Meadows Chicory Seeds:

      Planted 1/2 pound throughout property two years ago. Was hoping for something this year. Not one plant grew. Big disappointment

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Beautiful roadside flowers

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      from Wapello, Iowa

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      Pros

      • Long Bloom Time
      • Low Maintenance
      • Pest Resistant
      • Reliable Growth
      • Vivid Colors

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Erosion Control
        • Large Areas

        Comments about American Meadows Chicory Seeds:

        These plants grow along our highways & roads, and look beautiful all bloomed out. I have added them to my butterfly garden for the added color. I look forward to the spring when they are bloomed out!

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Results were not favorable

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        from Hingham, MA

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        Pros

          Cons

          • Didn't Grow

          Best Uses

            Comments about American Meadows Chicory Seeds:

            Planted chicory in the spring along with black eyed susans and coreopsis. All but the chicory bloomed. The yellow flowers were beautiful but a little blue mixed in would have been better. Next time I will try the blue bachelor buttons. AM seeds seem to be top quality so I don't know what happened to the chicory.

             
            4.0

            chicory seeds 1/4 lb.

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            from Millinocket, ME

            About Me Avid Gardener

            Pros

            • Reliable Growth
            • Vivid Colors

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Large Areas

              Comments about American Meadows Chicory Seeds:

              they are going to look great in the gardens on our Walking Path that I personally landscaped all voluntarily by myself.

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              One weed you'll want to grow

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              from Pearce, AZ

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              Pros

              • Accurate Instructions
              • Attractive
              • Lightweight
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Garden
                • Outdoors

                Comments about American Meadows Chicory Seeds:

                While Chickory did not do as well as some of the other wildflowers I've planted, still it did produce pockets of sky-blue throughout the meadow I planted it in. I think next time I plant it I'll prepare the soil a little better, this plant seems to need just a litle more "care" than others I've "thrown" in my meadow. Still, I do plan on trying it again.

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                5.0

                Seeds sprouting!

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                from Virginia

                About Me Getting Started

                Pros

                • Accurate Instructions

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Garden

                  Comments about American Meadows Chicory Seeds:

                  Just planted these this spring. Was afraid the seeds wouldn't sprout (because poppy seeds I bought the year before from somewhere else never sprouted). These seeds that I got from American Meadows have sprouted magnificently. I'm delighted. Also delighted with the amount of seeds I got for the price--a great bargain.

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Chicory Seeds--Prolific Blooms

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                  from Sonora, Arkansas

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                  Pros

                  • Accurate Instructions
                  • Attractive
                  • Hardy
                  • Healthy

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Garden

                    Comments about American Meadows Chicory Seeds:

                    I was extremely satisfied with the results, and the speed in which I received my order.

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                    USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

                    To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

                    • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
                    • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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