Plantago coronopus Stagshorn Plantain
20 seeds per packet.
A petite, low growing species with pinnate leaves that form a rosette and short, light brown flower spikes that emerge from May to July. Young leaves can be harvested and eaten raw in salads. Ideal for a rock garden as it thrives in dry, stony or sandy soils. We have it planted in groups in gravel. Height 12 cm.
Sow from March to June. Cover seed thinly, press in gently and keep top of compost from drying out. Keep pot warm at 15 to 20°C until germination, then move to somewhere cooler.
Carefully prick out seedlings when they have developed true leaves and are large enough to transplant to individual pots to grow on.