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Broadleaf plantain in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Plantago major

 

Broadleaf plantain

Plantago major has oval-shaped leaves, 5–20 cm long and 4–9 cm broad,(rarely up to 30 cm long and 17 cm broad), with a smooth edge, and five to nine conspicuous veins.The flowers grow in a spike around 5-15 cm long, and are small, greenish-brown with purple stamens.

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plant Features
  • Broadleaf plantain likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Broadleaf plantain likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Broadleaf plantain is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Broadleaf plantain likes free draining

    Free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Broadleaf plantain

Latin name

Plantago major

type

Perennial weed

family

Plantaginaceae

ph

6.0 - 9.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Broadleaf plantain likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Broadleaf plantain is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Broadleaf plantain likes free draining

    Free draining

  • Water

    Broadleaf plantain likes very little water

    Very little water

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Broadleaf plantain is 0.10meters x 0.10meters 0.10 M 0.10 M

Plantago major

Plantago major has oval-shaped leaves, 5–20 cm long and 4–9 cm broad,(rarely up to 30 cm long and 17 cm broad), with a smooth edge, and five to nine conspicuous veins.The flowers grow in a spike around 5-15 cm long, and are small, greenish-brown with purple stamens.


Flowering

From Mid Spring TO Early Autumn

The flowers appear from mid Spring to late Summer, with seeds ripening from late Spring to early Autumn

 

Planting

From Early Summer TO Early Summer

When seedlings are large enough to handle, prick them out into individual pots and plant them out in early Summer into free-draining soil..

 

Propagating by seed

From Early Spring TO Late Spring

Sow seed in Spring in a cold frame or outdoors in situ in mid to late Spring

 
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