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Plantain, Sea

Culinary & Medicinal Herb Seeds

We carry a diverse variety of herb seeds, including culinary herbs, medicinals, ethnobotanicals, native plants of the PNW, and nectar and pollen rich flowers attractive to bees, butterflies, and other beneficial insects. All varieties are open pollinated, we do not sell hybrid seeds. Average seed life is 3 years. Please allow 1-2 weeks for shipping.

Plantain, Sea

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Plantain, Sea

3.75

(Plantago maritima)

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Common Names
Sea Plantain, Seaside Plantain, Goosetongue

Botanical Name
Plantago maritima

Plant Family
Plantaginaceae (Plantain Family)

Life Cycle
Perennial

Native Range
PNW of Canada and US

Hardiness Zone
4-10

Height/Spread
Low growing from 3 to 6 inches tall.

Sun/Soil
Prefers well drained soil and partial to full sun. Will tolerate very arid conditions, as well as salt air from the ocean. 

Germination/Sowing
Easy. Seeds can be started in the fall or spring, or anytime throughout the growing season. They can be direct seeded or started in flats and transplanted out. 

Growing/Care 
Requires little to no care. Plants are herbaceous and can be cut back for the winter.

Harvesting
Leaves can be gathered during the flowering season.

Culinary Uses
Wild food plant with edible leaves, flowers, and seeds.

Medicinal Uses
Similar medicinal properties to other Plantain species, the leaves can be crushed and applied to relieve bee stings.

Themes
Native Plant Garden, Rock Garden, Seaside Garden, Apothecary Garden, Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Container Garden.