Red-leaved Plantain SEEDS, PERENNIAL Herb/Flowers
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