Sweet Plantain Herb, Broadleaf (Plantago major)
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Sweet Plantain Herb, Broadleaf (Plantago major)

Regular price $12.95
4 in stock

Live Sweet Plantain Herb
Ships in 100% Biodegradable 4" Coconut Fiber Planter

Sweet Plantain Herb, also known Common Plantain or Broadleaf Plantain, is a perennial or self-seeding annual herb native to Europe and Asia.  Common Plantain is way more than just a common weed.  This magical healer is one of the most widely abundant and dispersed medicinal crops cultivated around the world. 

A popular ingredient in herbal salves and other holistic products, Plantago major is used for skin soothing effects and is super effective in relieving itching and swelling from bee stings, insect bites, and rashes. Medicinally, this plant is astringent, cooling, antimicrobial, antiviral, antitoxin, and the list goes on. 

Order Processing & Shipping Schedule
Orders are processed and shipped at the beginning of each week via 1-3 Day USPS Priority Mail.  Average order processing time before shipment ranges from 1-14 days.

Tracking information
A confirmation email with tracking information will be sent immediately upon shipment. You can track the progress of your order online anytime by logging in to your account. Delivery confirmation will be emailed when your plants have reached their destination, so you never miss a beat!

Shipping Cost
Shipping will be calculated at checkout and varies based on order weight and your distance from the nursery.  Shipping is combined for multiple plants. The more you grow, the more you save!

Can I pick up my order at the nursery?
Yes, just select Store Pickup at checkout and schedule your pickup date/time. A member of our team will reach out if the time you have chosen needs to be rescheduled.  There are no same day pickups. 

For more frequently asked questions visit our FAQ's page.

Weather Holds
Orders placed in colder climate zones during the winter months will automatically be placed on hold until Spring or when temperatures in your area are above freezing on the expected date of delivery.  

Heat Packs
Heat packs can be purchased separately to avoid cold weather delays.
If you live in a colder climate and do not want to wait until Spring to get your new plants, we recommend adding a heat pack to your order. Your plants will ship as scheduled and arrive safely, with no risk of freezing on the way to your front door.

Plant Care

Plant Type: Perennial Herb, self-seeding, grown as an Annual in colder climates

Flowering & Harvest Season:  Spring, Summer, Fall

Mature Size:  Plantago has an average height and width of 2-12 inches

Soil & Moisture: Plantago major grows well in a variety of soil conditions and will really grow just about anywhere, including the crack of your driveway. But for cultivation, it really likes rich, moist and well-draining soil. 

Exposure: Part Sun, Shade, Full Sun


Climate Zones: USDA plant hardiness, cold hardy perennial Zones 8-11.  Self-seeding annual 5+.

Patio Panting Zones: 4+

All of our tropical fruiting plants can be grown in small or large containers in northern zones or planted outside in warmer climates.