A striking red leaved variety of common plantain with deeply veined leaves, that makes an attractive ornamental plant for containers and borders. 9x9cm pot (8cm depth)
A striking red leaved variety of common plantain with deeply veined leaves, that makes an attractive ornamental plant for containers and borders.
- Easy to grow
- Useful medicinal plant
- Attractive foliage
With a long history of folk medicine, plantain was one of the nine sacred herbs used in the Anglo-Saxon charm written in the eleventh or twelfth century in the Lacnunga – a collection of medical texts.
- Height: 30-60cm
- Type: Hardy
- Aspect: Sun/shade
- Soil: Any/alkaline
- Flower colour: Brown
- Flowering period: June-September
Plantain grows wild in the UK, preferring rough ground that has been disturbed and like all plantain, this ruby leaved variety seeds itself well – it is easy to cut off the seed spikes if you don’t want it to spread. An attractive foliage herb for containers, plantain dies down each winter.
Plantain leaves contain mucilage compounds which help reduce inflammation and irritation in the lungs, easing and removing catarrh. Gargling an infusion of the leaves can help with sore throats.
We deliver our herb plants to addresses across the UK. Orders are dispatched between Mondays and Thursdays. This is usually within two to four days of placing your order, but at some points of the year during busy peaks it may take a little longer.
Very small orders of up to 3 herbs are dispatched with Royal Mail but the majority of our orders are sent via a 24 hour courier service. Orders sent by courier to Scottish Highlands and Islands, Isle of Wight and Scilly Isles take 48-72hrs - this will be indicated at the checkout.
1 - 3 herbs (UK including highlands & islands) - £6.20
4 - 23 herbs (UK mainland) - £5.95*
24+ herbs (UK mainland) - free delivery*
*Please note there are additional surcharges for delivery to some postcodes in the Scottish Highlands and Islands, Isle of Wight and Scilly Isles - this will be calculated at the checkout based on the delivery address postcode. Unfortunately due to Brexit we are unable to ship to Northern Island currently.
All the herbs are supplied in 9x9 cm pots (8cm depth). Our herbs are packaged securely in recycled and recyclable blister packs and then into cardboard boxes, to ensure your plants to arrive in the best possible condition.
Further information about delivery can be found on our Ordering & delivery information page.
All our herbs are grown on the nursery and are dispatched labelled with their plant name and basic growing instructions
Our aim is to provide our customers with top quality herbs and service. We have worked hard to find a robust packing and delivery system that ensures your plants arrive at your door in the best condition.
We would ask that you check your herbs carefully when they arrive and report any problems to us either by phone or email within 48 hours so that we can rectify it. We may ask that you send us a photo.
We cannot accept responsibility for plants that have not been cared for or had unsuitable care.
Once an order has been placed you have the right to cancel your order up to the day of dispatch. As herbs are a perishable item we cannot accept returns in exchange for a refund.