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Plantago nivalis

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Features

  • BloomsJune
  • Height0.03m to 0.05m
  • Spread0.1m
  • Growth HabitMound
  • Flower ColourGrey brown
  • Leaf ColourSilvery green

Description

Plantago nivalis. This is a compact perennial with rosettes of neat lance-shaped silvery-green silky leaves about 1cm. The flowers are borne in spikes of tiny grey-brown tubular flowers in the summer.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Shrub

Origin

Mountainous southern Spain

Interest and use

Grown for their foliage and architectural value.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • 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

You can propagate from seeds or by division.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Prone to aphids and red spider mites under glass.

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