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botanical name:
Plantago major 'Rubrifolia'
Plantago major 'Rubrifolia' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Plantain
synonyms:  Plantago major 'Atropurpurea'
family:  Plantaginaceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 0.30m
width: 0.30m
growth rate: fast
growth habit:
leaf colour: maroon
flower colour: maroon
fruit colour: brown
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, clay soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -23°C
USDA zone: 6 to 9
Rosettes of large, rich purple-red, heart-shaped leaves and maroon spikes of tiny flowers in summer.

Any moist soil in full sun or part shade. Colour is best in sun.

Comes true from seed and often self seeds freely.

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