Dandelion Drought Tolerant Herb Garden Plant Seed For Xeriscape Landscaping

Dandelion Seeds

Herb Specifications

Season: Perennial

USDA Zones: 3 - 10

Height: 4 - 12 inches

Bloom Season: Late spring to early fall

Bloom Color: Yellow

Environment: Full sun

Soil Type: Rich, moist soil, pH 6.1 - 8.5

Deer Resistant: Yes

Latin Name: Taraxacum Officinale

Planting Directions

Temperature: 68F

Average Germ Time: 14 - 28 days: some seed may take up to 60 days

Light Required: Yes

Depth: Surface sow and thinly cover seed

Sowing Rate: 15 - 20 seeds per plant

Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination

Plant Spacing: 12 - 16 inches

Dandelion (Taraxacum Officinale) - What many consider to be an obnoxious weed is actually a versatile drought tolerant herb that many gardeners enjoy in their herb gardens! Dandelion seeds will grow everywhere, and they are easy to establish and maintain. The leaves are dark green, long and lance-shaped. The Dandelion herb plant grows from a tightly formed rosette and has a deep, twisted tap root that is rather brittle and breaks easily; however, it makes it quite drought resistant and a great water conservation plant. The yellow flower is well-recognized and grows on hallow stems that reach 4 to 12 inches in height.

Bright yellow blooms

Dandelion flowers do not need to be pollinated to form seed. The seeds are often carried away by wind and float around like tiny parachutes.

Yellow dandelion

Herb seed | Dandelion

Flower Specifications

Dandelion herbs are a widely used in the kitchen. The leaves are best when they are tender in the spring and again in the fall. They are packed with nutrients like vitamins, beta-carotene, iron and other minerals. Dandelion leaves are often added to tossed salads and the taste is very complementary to other greens. The leaves can also be steamed or sauteed with other vegetables for a side dish. The flowers are used in wine making, and the taproot is edible as well.

  • Sowing Rate: 15 - 20 seeds per plant
  • Average Germ Time: 14 - 28 days
  • Keep moist until germination
  • Attracts birds, bees and butterflies
  • Surface sow and thinly cover
  • Use for xeriscape gardening where water conservation is a must
Dandelion flowers

How to grow

How To Grow Dandelion From Seed: Start Dandelion seeds directly outdoors. Cover the herb seeds lightly and keep them moist. Position the Dandelion drought tolerant herb plants in full sun in your xeriscape herb garden.

  • Height: 4 - 12 inches
  • USDA Zones: 3 - 10
  • Season: Perennial