Plantain, Giant Turkish (Plantago major), packet of 100 seeds, organic

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$2.95

Family:  Plantain (Plantaginaceae)

Hardy to Zones 3 to 10

Herbaceous perennial native to Turkey, probably the largest true Plantago to be found worldwide.  You’ll have plantain to your waist, and leaves up to 6 inches wide. Plant prefers moist to mesic soils and sun to part shade.  Sow seed in spring. Cool soil germinator. Barely cover seed with soil, tamp securely and keep evenly moist until germination, which is rapid.  Excessive heat during the germination phase may delay or disallow germination.  Thin or transplant to 1 foot apart.

100 seeds/pkt., Certified Organically Grown

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  1. Question

    Dominique Demers

    Hi, We bought this variety of plantain this spring, in fact they grow huge and abbundant, but I found that a majority of them grow purple leaves. Is it a Turkish caracteristic?

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    • Richo Cech

      Admin Richo Cech

      Hello Dominique, Yes, it is a Turkish characteristic, due to the presence of anthocyanins which assist in the antiinflammatory effects of the herb. If you are after Plantago major (common broadleaf plantain) that is plain green, we have that listed as Plantain, Broadleaf. Richo

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    Tracy

    Hello again! I just asked a previous question about Comfrey and Sheep Sorrel. Now, I’m asking the same question regarding the Plantain. When should I plant the seeds outdoors? I live in Prescott, AZ. The last frost date is predicted to be April 30th but that may not be current info. We still get 20’s in the evening and 60’s during the day. Any suggestions? Thank you!

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    • Richo Cech

      Admin Richo Cech

      Plantains are among the easiest to germinate, but they do require a coolish soil, so sow them now, not later during the summer, high soil temperatures retard germination. richo

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    Plantain Fan

    This plantain is giant! It’s 2-3 times larger than any wild plantain I’ve ever seen.

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    • SUSAN L SEARLES

      Are the leaves very tough? I want it to feed to pet rabbits.

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    • Richo Cech

      Admin Richo Cech

      I used to keep rabbits, too. I think plantain is a good choice for them. They can easily eat it, I think. They love green stuff. They are smart that way. r

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