Woody, perennial herbaceous plant that blooms with bright blue flowers that are a favorite amongst tortoises. It attracts a multitude of beneficial pollinators, and is often planted for its ability to grow where other plants are unable to due to taproots that penetrate the subsoil. Not only does this make chicory a hardy herb, but it makes it far more tolerable to drought. Is highly digestible and rich in potassium, sulfur, calcium, zinc, protein, and other necessary minerals and nutrients. Studies indicate that ingestion of chicory reduces internal parasites. Stems grow up to 40”. Cool weather crop that can tolerate hot weather, and prefers moderately drained soil with a slightly acidic or greater pH.