Plantain, Narrow-leaved (Plantago lanceolata) seeds, organic (not available to IN)
$3.95 – $8.00
Family: Plantain (Plantaginacea)
Hardy to Zones 5 to 9
(Narrow Leaved Plantain, Lance Leaved Plantain, English Plantain, Buckhorn Plantain, Ribwort Plantain)
Herbaceous or evergreen perennial. Native to Europe and introduced worldwide. Traditional usage (TWM): astringent, wound healing, ulcerations. The lance leaves make this plant a good grass cohabitor, and the plant is better at surviving and thriving in drought than the broad-leaved types. In other words, if your gardens tend to be wild, weedy and on the dry side, this narrow-leaved plantain may perform better for you! Sow seed on surface of cool soil and keep evenly moist until germination. Space plants 6 inches to 1 foot apart.
Packet contains 100 seeds
1 g contains ~550 seeds
5 g contains ~2,750 seeds
10 g contains ~5,500 seeds
Certified Organically Grown
This packet is not available to the state of Indiana.
I live in a Mediterranean climate (Southern California) where Fall is a major planting time (especially for greens, roots and brassica crops). Can I plant narrowleaf plantain seeds in the Fall as well? Thanks!
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Richo Cech –
Hi Laurel, that’s a great climate, by the way, and almost any perennial will start well from seed in the fall in a climate like that. It is a standard approach, really. Plantains will do well that way. They germinate quickly in outdoor conditions and produce a rosette that overwinters and comes into full force the following spring. r
Thank you, Richo. You definitely gave me a value-added answer. Not only do I know about plantain, but now I have the concept about all most perennials in my climate. Many thanks! Very valuable.
Hello, I live in northern Georgia fairly close to Atlanta, but before the mountains start. It’s zone 7B. Plantago lanceolata grows wild here, so I think it should do all right from seed. Is that correct? Which of the plantains would you recommend for here?
Richo Cech –
hello tealady, i’ve been in your area, it is a great place for growing. I find plantago lanceolata to be a bit stingy of leaf, but it is a good medicinal anyhow. I do like and recommend our broadleaf plantain, we put a lot of care into the growing of it, and it is juicier and full of active principles. Plantago major. You can check our new youtube video that goes over this–“spontaneous medicine.” Richo
Thank you Richo, I’ll watch that video on YouTube. I love learning more about plant medicine!
Elice Mapunda –
I am living in Dar es Salaam Tanzania, it is a tropical country, would the seeds grow in such a climate? If yes can you supply two packets?
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Admin Richo Cech –
Hello Elice, Dar-es is well known to me. Plantain will grow almost anywhere it is introduced. It needs warm garden soil, not a cold winter. Salama sana kutoka mwananchi, nimekaa Pemba na ninahamia sana kurudi!
Susan Pruitt –
In North Carolina, USA I have Lanceolata growing wild. It survives in the weedy lawn but fluorishes around the edges of my heavily mulched garden bed where I planted it to use as green mulch throughout the summer. It survives the chickens and partially overwinters depending on how much snow and sub freezing temps – but always comes back bigger and thicker each year. I love it for impromptu bug bites and wound care. Once I snipped a wedge in my fingertip. I chewed and applied a wad of plantain, held it tightly, and within 30 seconds it stopped the bleeding , pain, and with repeated applications, it started healing within a day and was like new in a week or so.