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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
description:
Rosettes of large, rich purple-red, heart-shaped leaves and maroon spikes of tiny flowers in summer.


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

propagation:
Comes true from seed and often self seeds freely.

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