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Red Plantain

Original price $4.00 - Original price $4.00
Original price
$4.00 - $4.00
Current price $4.00

Plantago major 'rubrifolia' – Similar medicinal and edible attributes to common plantain, but with dark red to purple leaves. All parts are edible. The leaves are used in poultices and salves, and the seeds are highly mucilaginous (psyllium fibre comes from a closely related plantain). Hardy and easy to grow perennial. Easy to find when you get stung by a bee! 150+ seeds

-Grown by Blackbird Hollow (North Mountain, NS)

Growing Info
Sowing Indoors early-spring, March/early April is about right. Can also be direct sown in April/May
Transplant outdoors After the risk of frost
Spacing 8-12" between plants
Soil requirements Moist soil is ideal, but happy in a wide range of soil types
Harvest Leaves can be picked anytime after the plants are well established
Light Full sun to part shade
Life cycle Perennial
Cold hardiness Zone 3