Ribwort Plantain Wild Flower Seeds.
The seed is from a sustainable Native English source.
Ribwort Plantain (Plantago lanceolata)
Ribwort Plantain is commonly found in most grasslands and often in older lawns. The brown flower heads with white anthers are produced on stems throughout the summer. The flowers are attractive to Bees and other pollinating insects and is an important host for Heath Fritillary Butterflies who will lay their eggs on the plant. The picture is of a plant in flower. Once established the plants flower from April to August and they grow well alongside Ox-Eye Daisy and Scabious.
SOIL TYPES / MANURE
The plants will grow in nearly all soil types. The are not keen on the very acid soils.
WHEN TO SOW
In the spring or autumn either outside where you want the plants to flower or in seed trays and covered lightly with compost. Ribwort Plantain seeds germinate easily and the seedlings can be pricked out and grown on for planting later in the year.
Rabbits love the leaves of these plants which can be eaten fresh or dried.