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Plantago major 'Rubrifolia' (Purple-leaf plantain)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.25m
Max height
0.25m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Plantago major 'Rubrifolia'

Other names

Purple-leaf plantain

Genus

Plantago Plantago

Variety or Cultivar

'Rubrifolia' _ 'Rubrifolia' is an evergreen perennial. A cultivar of the common weed, this plant is grown for its large purple, ribbed leaves that lay flat to form a mat.


Plantago major 'Rubrifolia' is: Evergreen

Habit

Mat Forming

Flower

Green in Summer

Foliage

Purple in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


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Where to grow

Plantago major 'Rubrifolia' (Purple-leaf plantain) will reach a height of 0.25m and a spread of 0.25m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Foliage only, Garden edging, Ground Cover, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Plant in any soil, preferably in a sunny position for good leaf colour. Deadhead to prevent self-seeding.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Plantago major 'Rubrifolia'

Other names

Purple-leaf plantain

Genus

Plantago Plantago

Variety or Cultivar

'Rubrifolia' _ 'Rubrifolia' is an evergreen perennial. A cultivar of the common weed, this plant is grown for its large purple, ribbed leaves that lay flat to form a mat.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Mat Forming


Colour

Flower

Green in Summer

Foliage

Purple in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Plantago major 'Rubrifolia' (Purple-leaf plantain) will reach a height of 0.25m and a spread of 0.25m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Foliage only, Garden edging, Ground Cover, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Plant in any soil, preferably in a sunny position for good leaf colour. Deadhead to prevent self-seeding.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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