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Plantago major 'Rubrifolia'

Plantago major 'Rubrifolia'
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Common Name: Plantain

Plant Family: Plantaginaceae

Season of Interest:  Spring to autumn
Position/ Situation:  Herbaceous Border
Sun or Shade:  Sun to Part Shade
Scented flowers or leaves:  No Scent
Leaf Colour:  Purple
Height:  low (up to 3 feet)
Evergreen:  No
Soil Type:  Normal, well-drained but moisture retentive
Soil PH:  Acid to Neutral
Hardiness/minimum temperature:  Hardy
Rabbit & Deer Resistance:  Not Known To Be Resistant
Resistance to Honey Fungus:  Resistant to Honey Fungus


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Cultivated form of Plantain with rich purple-bronze leaves. When well grown looks a bit like a Hosta (hence 'Plantain Lily' being the common name for Hosta). For sun to part shade in well drained, preferably neutral to acidic soil. Remove seed heads to prevent self-seeding if required.


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