Sweet Plantain Herb, Broadleaf (Plantago major)

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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. 

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

Harvest Season
Spring - Fall

Mature Size
Average height and width of 2-12 in.

Soil & Moisture
Grows well in a variety of soil conditions and will really grow just about anywhere. But for cultivation, it really likes rich, moist and well-draining soil.

Light Requirements
Full Sun, Part Shade, Shade

Self-Fertile
Yes

Growth Rate
Fast

Zone Hardiness
Outdoors 8-11 with frost protection; Patio/Greenhouse 4+

Propagation

Small: 2" Peat Pots
Medium: 4" Coconut Coir Pot
Large: 6" Peat Pot
X-Large: 8-10" Pot 
Citrus: 4x14" Pot

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How to Grow Sweet Plantain

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

Harvest Season: Spring - Fall

Mature Size: Average height and width of 2-12 in.

Soil & Moisture: Grows well in a variety of soil conditions and will really grow just about anywhere. But for cultivation, it really likes rich, moist and well-draining soil. 

Exposure: Part Sun, Shade, Full Sun

Zone Hardiness: 8-11. Self-seeding annual 5+.