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Roadside attraction – chicory and daylilies

common daylily and chicory

Roadside attraction – daylilies and chicory

One traditional roadside attraction is summer is chicory (Cichorium intybus) with sky blue flowers, sharing space here with the  common orange daylily. Stunning combo.

roadside chicory

Roadside chicory

Of course, chicory is a pretty stunning roadside attraction all by itself. Mother Nature is no slouch when she plants a garden for the public.

5 comments to Roadside attraction – chicory and daylilies

  • I love the blue of chicory! Even though some people consider it a weed, it looks beautiful along the roadside, especially paired with the daylilies here or with Queen Anne’s Lace, which I often see around our area.

  • Pat

    Rose – I love chicory too, and was delighted to see it combined with the daylilies. Lots of Queen Anne’s Lace on our roadsides as well. I am so fortunate to live in the midst of all this wild beauty.

  • Hi Pat,
    Chickory and wild daylilies seem so New England to me but probably pop up all over the country. The pictures are stunning……It seems like there is usually a more chaotic layout in nature. Just beautiful!
    On Sunday, I was driving on rte. 93 in MA and NH and was struck by how beautiful all the wildflowers were. Thank you, Lady Bird Johnson!
    Happy Gardening!

  • Pat

    Sally – I think you must be right – and lovely to think you can see these beauties over much of the country.

  • I agree…a beautiful combo that I never tire of.

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