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Plantago maritima

Sea plantain

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Features

  • BloomsJune to September
  • Height0.15m to 0.2m
  • Spread0.15m to 0.2m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourBrown yellow

Description

Plantago maritima (Sea plantain). A perennial from the Coasts of Europe. Bears linear, veined leaves.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Shrub

Origin

Coasts of Europe

Interest and use

Suitable for coastal conditions.

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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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