Plantago major ‘Purple Perversion’
50 seeds per packet.
A plantain with large, conspicuously fringed, purple-red leaves. A fantastic ground cover plant that also produces ornamental seed pods after flowering. Known to have been widely used in traditional medicine. Flowers May to August. Height 40 cm. Sun to part shade in any garden soil. Grows true from seed.
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.