Plantain, Broadleaf (Plantago major) seeds, organic Herbaceous perennial native to Europe and naturalized worldwide. As a food, young leaves may be incorporated in salads or as a potherb. Common Plantain (Plantago major rosularis) – 100 Seeds•Heirloom•Non-GMO•American grown seeds•Perennial•USDA Zones: 3-9Description:The flowers of Common Plantain are shaped like small green cabbage heads. Plants grow 12 inches tall when in full bloom and are easily grown from herb seeds. The foliage is low growing and g Outsidepride offers dozens of herb seeds. Plantago Major Variegata aka Variegated Plantain is just one of these flowering herbs.
Plantain, Broadleaf (Plantago major) seeds, organic
Herbaceous perennial native to Europe and naturalized worldwide. As a food, young leaves may be incorporated in salads or as a potherb. Traditional usage (TWM): antimicrobial and antiinflammatory, wound healing, immunotonic, soothing, diuretic. Source of antibacterial tannins and cell-proliferating allantoin. Plants thrive in sun or shade, moist or sodden soils. Broad, oval, bright green leaves. Sow seed on surface of soil in early spring. Seed prefers cool soils for germination, which can take up to 6 weeks. Space plants 1 foot apart.
Packet contains 100 seeds
1 g contains ~2,000 seeds
5 g contains ~10,000 seeds
10 g contains ~20,000 seeds
Plantain, Common (Plantago major Rosularis) – 100 Seeds
The flowers of Common Plantain are shaped like small green cabbage heads. Plants grow 12 inches tall when in full bloom and are easily grown from herb seeds. The foliage is low growing and green. The name ‘Rosularis’ means rose-like, referring to the look of the flower heads which are shaped like double roses. Common Plantain will self-seed readily by dropping its seeds and forming new Plantain herbs the following spring. Other names for this herb are Greater Plantain and Rat Tail Plantain. The Common Plantain plant is also enjoyed by butterfly larvae and if allowed to seed, birds eat the dried seeds.
The young, tender leaves of the Common Plantain plant are edible, and can be used as a salad green or cooked and eaten like spinach. The taste is that of very bitter salad greens with a lingering aftertaste not unlike spinach.
Plantain is a ubiquitous weed that every herbalist appreciates. It contains a high percentage of mucilage, which gives it its soothing properties; allantoin, to speed wound healing; and aucubin, a strong antimicrobial substance, to help prevent infections. In Europe it is used to treat hay fever and respiratory congestion; it is well-suited for children. Plantain soothes inflamed and irritated tissues of the respiratory, urinary, and digestive tracts. The tea can be taken freely for coughs, irritable bowel, colitis, cystitis, and painful urination. When used fresh, it is the best herb to chew up and stick on a sting, bite, burn, or wound. It always seems to take the sting or pain out, speed the healing process, and prevent infection. The herb can counteract severe staph infections when applied fresh with echinacea tincture. Plantain leaf blended with a little water to make a paste can be spread into a small piece of gauze or cheesecloth, rolled into a small cylinder and inserted into the mouth on a herpes sore, ulcer of the gums, inflamed gums, or abscess. Other plantain species are the source of psyllium seed, and the small seeds from P. lanceolata and P. major can be used similarly. Soak 1/2 teaspoon in a little warm water and drink in the morning as a soothing bowel cleanser and regulator.
In a prepared seedbed, sow the Plantain seeds directly outside in the early spring. Lightly cover the herb seeds with soil and keep moist. If you don’t start them in the early spring, a 1-2 week cold stratification helps break the seed dormancy and can greatly increase germination rates.
Average Germ Time: 21-28 days
Light Required: Full sun to partial shade
Watering: Keep moist
Seeds per Plant: 3
Row Spacing: 15-18 inches
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Variegated Plantain – Plantago Major Variegata Herb Seeds
Variegated Plantain (Plantago Major Variegata) – The cream and green marbled leaves form a basal rosette of oval leaves. Small green flowers on narrow spike in June – July. Self-seeds easily, remove flowers in self-seeding is not desired. This mound of variegated plantain leaves is great just to marvel at; however, variegated plantain leaves also work well for bee-stings! Plant this interesting novelty for a walkway or pathway planting in sun to open part shade.