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Plantago major ‘Rubrifolia’

Greater plantain

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Features

  • BloomsMay to September
  • Height0.1m
  • Growth HabitTufted
  • Flower ColourYellowish-white
  • Leaf ColourDark red

Description

Plantago major ‘Rubrifolia’ (Greater plantain). Large dark red leaves are produced

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Herbaceous

Origin

Britain

Interest and use

Wildflower/meadow, weed.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilHeavy, 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

Propagation

Propagation is by seeds or by division in the spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Prone to aphids and red spider mites under glass.

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