Curly Endive, Escarole, Salad Endive
Cichorium endivia

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cichorium (sik-KOR-ee-um) (Info)
Species: endivia (en-DIV-ee-uh) (Info)

Category:

Perennials

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Medium Blue

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

May be a noxious weed or invasive

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

From seed; stratify if sowing indoors

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Rogersville, Missouri

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Sep 26, 2004, winter_unfazed from Rural Webster County, MO (Zone 6a) wrote:

Most garden books tell you to plant everything in the spring ,but don't listen when it comes to endive.Direct sow 7'' apart and do not thin. Plant in a shady area in September.Germination should occur in 3-6 days.