} Red-leaved Plantain SEEDS, PERENNIAL Herb/Flowers

Red-leaved Plantain SEEDS, PERENNIAL Herb/Flowers

$ 1.95
SKU P25782S

 PLANTAGO major 'Purpurea' Red-leaved Plantain

This is an ornamental red-leaved form of a plant commonly thought of as a lawn weed. It forms a clump of leathery bronzy-purple leaves, which develop particularly good red colour in the autumn. Insignificant spikes of green flowers should be cut off to prevent self seeding.

  • Ornamental foliage plant
  • Medicinal plant
  • Tea herb
  • Culinary herb

Usage: honey-bee food plant / for the rock garden

Amazingly good ornamental value, adapting well to dry sites. Most seedlings that appear will come true to form. Probably hardy down to Zone 2 or colder. Extremely easy, this is practically a grow-anywhere plant although leaf color will be best with some direct sun. Good deer resistance.

Grow Plantains: In a prepared seedbed, sow the Plantain seeds directly outside in the early spring. Lightly cover the herb seeds with soil and keep moist.

  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Family: Plantaginaceae
  • Special Features: Very decorative.
  • Basic Colour: (white / cream)
  • Flower Colour: white
  • Natural Flowering Period: May - July
  • Winter Hardiness Zones: Z3 - Z9
  • Foliage: red-leaved
  • Height with Flowers: 30 cm

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