Hoary Plantain

9cm Pot, Seed Packet, Seeds (per gram), Wildflower Plugs

Plantago media . A grass-like perennial with a 5cm spike of small vanilla scented pinkish-purple flowers. Good reliable meadow subject.

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Latin Name: Plantago media

Common Name(s): Hoary Plantain

Plant Type: Perennial

Habitat: Sun, Well Drained


Pink, White



Flowering Time:

May - August

SKU: NS-MAIN-2904 Categories: ,


Characteristic of soils on chalk or limestone, growing in grassland, meadows, lawns and waste places The plant is edible. Archeological finds testify to its use during the Roman era in Britain. Ribbed leaves create a bed of basal rosette at the base of flower stem with flower spikes of delicate pink-white flowers that have a vanilla scent.

Great for chalky calcareous soils or dry grassy meadows.

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