How to grow Dandelion

Dandelion growing 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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Requirements for 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 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:


Blooming Seasons

Edible Parts

Culinary Uses

Flower Colors


Harvest season

Ornamental parts

Plant growing speed

Plant life-form

Plant uses

Planting season

Plants sun exposure

Watering plants

Hardiness zone