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Plantago major 'Atropurpurea'

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Family: Plantaginaceae
Genus: Plantago (plan-TA-go) (Info)
Species: major (MAY-jor) (Info)
Cultivar: Atropurpurea

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Category:
Herbs

Height:
under 6 in. (15 cm)
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:
3-6 in. (7-15 cm)
6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Fuchsia (Red-Purple)
Red

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Burgundy

Other details:
May be a noxious weed or invasive

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From seed; stratify if sowing indoors
From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Profile:

1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive killdawabbit On May 20, 2010, killdawabbit from Christiana, TN (Zone 6b) wrote:

I really like this plant--even the blooms. So I leave them. It does reseed a lot but I find them easy to control. I like some of the various places they come up.
And the green species is a weed around here. But I've pretty much eliminated them.

Neutral saya On Feb 28, 2005, saya from Heerlen
Netherlands (Zone 8b) wrote:

Nice coloured leaves. I 've pulled out the flowerstalks regular to keep the plant looking good and the leaves coloured...it tends to get more green if I don't do that... I think that helped a little...at least I 've prevented it to selfseed allover my garden....I hope.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Ellicott City, Maryland
Brooklyn, New York
West Babylon, New York
Salem, Oregon
Christiana, Tennessee



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