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Plantago lanceolata is a low-growing herbaceous perennial with a long tap root and rosettes of ribbed green leaves, which are flatter and more rounded in short turf, but longer and more upright in meadows and grasslands. Produces leafless spikes to 8cm high of small, tightly clustered brown flowers with creamy white anthers, throughout the summer. Prefers well-drained soil and open, sunny positions but grows well in all but the most acidic soil. Sometimes considered a weed in gardens, although the seeds can provide winter food for songbirds so it is sometimes used in wildflower planting. Remove before flowering to prevent spread.

Foliage: Deciduous

Height: to 10cm in 2-5 years

Spread: to 10cm 

The pictures in this listing are examples of the available plant at maturity and do not indicate anything in regards to size of plant at the point of sale

Organically produced young plant grown in a 9cm pot for planting immediately or to grow on (pot removed when possible, to reduce plastic waste)


Plantago lanceolata or bareroot ribwort plantain, low growing

SKU: BP202400716
  • Plantago
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