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Plantago arenaria

Branched plantain

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Features

  • BloomsJune
  • Height0.2m to 0.3m
  • Spread0.2m to 0.25m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump

Description

Plantago arenaria (Branched plantain). An annual from Southern Europe to South west Asia, naturalized in Britain.

Characteristics

Annual, Evergreen, Shrub

Origin

S. Europe to S.W. Asia. Naturalized in Britain

Interest and use

Grown for their foliage and architectural value.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Well drained, Light, Medium
  • Soil pH7.0 to 5.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

Most of the plantains are rather invasive and will need little in the way of cultivation. Grow them in well-drained soil with sun or partial-shade. You can propagate from seeds or by division.

Propagation

Propagate from seeds or by division.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Prone to aphids and red spider mites under glass.

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