How to grow Dandelion

Dandelion grow and care – herbaceous of the genus Taraxacum and also known as Taraxacum, Dandelion biennial or perennial plant, can grow in mediterranean, desert, subtropical, temperate, tropic climate and growing in hardiness zone 3-10.

Dandelion leaves

Leaves edible the shape is like lion teeth (Dente de lion) pinnatisect in the color green

Flower color yellow is edible the buds also edible and used for beverage, the flower when there are seeds become white head round structure like small feathers and each “feather”  connected to a seed that blown in the wind

Root grow as tap root and edible, the taste is a bit sweet, the tap root is white

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How to grow Dandelion growing and care:

Cool weather

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seedling / Seed

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Autumn – frost free area / Spring – temperate climate

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
Autumn – frost free area / Spring – temperate climate

How to prune:
Recommend to prune the flower to not have seeds cause it’s invasive

Size of the plant?
10-110 cm, 4-44 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade in warmer climate

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring / Summer

General information about the flower
Yellow flower can be 1-5 cm

Thinning the bloom:
Before the seed recommend to thinning

Pollination is done by:

Uses of Dandelion flower:

Edible leaves

Leaves harvesting season:
All year

How to harvest the leaves?
Trim the leaf in the base of the stem, young leaf more tender

Information about leaves:
Leaf in the shape is pinnatisect “like” lion teeth (Dente de lion) in the color green

Uses of Dandelion leaves:
Eat raw, salad, cooked when it’s older

Edible Roots

Information about tap root:
White tap root

Harvesting tap root:
After the plant establish in the second year recommend to pull it

Uses of Dandelion tap root:

Scientific name:


How to grow Dandelion

Growing Dandelion plant flower

Dandelion plant flower

Dandelion plant leaves

Harvest Dandelion plant

Dandelion plant

Growing Dandelion plant

Harvesting Dandelion plant


Blooming Seasons
  • Spring flowers
  • Summer flowers
Edible Parts
  • Edible flowers
  • Edible leaves
  • Edible Roots
Culinary uses
  • Beverage
  • Cooked
  • Eaten raw
  • Salad
Flower colors
  • Yellow flower
  • Desert Climate
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
Harvest Season
  • Autumn Harvest
  • Spring Harvest
  • Summer Harvest
  • Winter harvest
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
Plant growing speed
  • Fast growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Biennial plant
  • Evergreen
  • Herbaceous
  • Leaf plant
  • Perennial plant
Plant Uses
  • Edible plants
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Regularly water
  • Small amounts of water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 3
  • Hardiness zone 4
  • Hardiness zone 5
  • Hardiness zone 6
  • Hardiness zone 7
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9