Hardy Perennial

Plantain

NZ $3.95

Description

Red leaved Plantain sometimes known as the "Herb for Everything". High in calcium, Vitamins A, B1 and Riboflavin, young leaves can be eaten raw in salads (older leaves need cooking) and make nutritious tea. Also useful as a poultice for stings, wounds and sores to aid healing. Seedlings start off green before developing a clump of strong purple red leaves that are very ornamental. Easy to grow. 

Matures 75 days from transplant.
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4857

Plantago purpurea

Information

OPTIMUM SOIL TEMP FOR GERMINATION DAYS TO GERMINATION DISTANCE APART TO PLANT SEEDLINGS PREFERRED GROWING PERIOD WHEN TO SOW NUMBER OF SEEDS PER PACKET PREFERRED GROWING METHOD BEST USE
18-22 7-14 30cm-icon 30cm 30cm-icon 30cm 1.2.3 100 Transplant-icon Transplant Edible or culinary-icon Edible or culinary

KEY to WHEN TO SOW

  1 Early Spring 2 Late Spring &
Early Summer
3 Late Summer &
Early Autumn

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