Dandelion Plant


Dandelion Plant

Tara Xacum is not a weed, despite what others might insist; instead, it is a perennial herb that will provide green ground cover and yellow flowers for a long blooming season. It prefers the full sunshine, although it will bloom in almost any lighting conditions except deep shade. It grows well in USDA plant hardiness zones 3 to 10.

Dandelion plants are one of our most misunderstood species. North Americans slander this plant, call it a weed and demand its removal and destruction. However, many other cultures cultivate it, love it, and use it for its nutritious leafy green stems and leaves and as an herbal remedy.

Today's gardeners are reconsidering this cute yellow flower. They recognize its value as a pollinator plant, for soil de-compaction, and as a ground cover plant to avoid soil erosion. So the dandelion is recapturing the hearts of many American gardeners.

Because they usually stay a nice size of 3' or less, most gardeners use dandelions as border plants in the "middle row" of the garden. The trademark vibrant yellow color breaks up greenery and adds a fluffy texture.

Dandelion Plants Are Worth a Second Look

The dandelion needs little to no care, as most people already know. They will grow almost anywhere you'd like to put them and become a fast-spreading ground cover.

Dandelion plants have bright and cheerful yellow flowers that arrive early in the spring and stay until the first frost of the winter. The flowers sit atop a tall, hollow stem. The flower head opens up with the early sun in the morning and goes back to sleep at night. Dozens of fairy-sized yellow petals combine to make a single flower head.

They produce seeds embedded in the familiar white puffball, dispensing with the wind and growing new plants.

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Dandelion plants provide many helpful benefits to your garden. Despite their reputation as a weed, they are an edible species that promotes garden health. Ready to give dandelion plants a try? Order today.