Wild Chicory

23rd Jun 2022

Wild Chicory

The origin of Chicory is described in a German folk tale. A young woman sat down at the side of a road to weep for her dead lover. None could console her, and so great was her grief that she resolved never to stop weeping unless she was turned into a flower. She was transformed into the wegwort, the chicory. If prepared correctly, the chicory is said to be able to render the bearer invisible whenever they wish. Sadly the correct way to prepare it elludes us!

We sell the beautiful common blue Chicory and also the rarer white and pink versions.

These tall perennial herbs are easy to grow in a herb bed, or the back of a border. The leaves can be eaten in salads and the dried and ground roots have been used as a coffee substitute.

View in the shop here.