Plantago lanceolata is a species of flowering plant in the plantain family Plantaginaceae. It is known by the common names ribwort plantain, narrowleaf plantain, English plantain, ribleaf and lamb’s tongue.
Growing Zones: 4-8
Mature Height: 18-24 inches
Mature Width: 12 inches
Sowing: Start indoors in pots 4-6 weeks before the last frost, or direct sow in Fall. Barely cover seed. Needs light to germinate.
Sow depth: ¼ in
Days to Germinate: 7-28 @ 55-65F
Special Maintenance: Germination is enhanced by moist chilling at 38 degrees for 2 months.
Sunlight: Full sun, Part Sun, Part Shade
Soil Type: Average
Drought Tolerance: Moderate
Growth Rate: Moderate
Leaf Description: Slender with center rib
Bloom Time: Spring-Fall, April-October
Bloom Description: Green-brown
Harvest: Leaf, Seed
Harvest Time: Spring-Fall, April-October
Special Properties: Bees, Butterflies, Pollinators, Deer resistant