Spring came and the radicchio heads began to unfurl and flower initiation began. The plant finally began to bolt. The ground-hugging salad item suddenly turned into seven-foot flowering plant. Beautiful blue flowers opened every morning and faded in the afternoon. This scheduled flower opening made the bees busy during the cooler time of the day. Indeed, radicchio is a good insectary plant. Being a member of the Asteraceae plant family (commonly known as aster or sunflower family), the flowers are designed in such a way that insects can land on them with conveniently.
Plant radicchio for food, beautiful flowers and insectary plant.