Plantago Lanceolata – Ribwort Plantain Seeds


A short, rosette-forming herb which is evergreen and produces tightly clustered flowers with creamy-white anthers throughout the summer. Its seed heads remain for most of the winter providing food for goldfinches and other seed-eating birds.

Plant in containers to make a statement on patios and in courtyards. The seeds in this pack can be sown in seed trays or sown directly into a pot or onto bare soil in your garden border.


Native Ribwort Plantain seeds are also found in the following wildflower seed mixtures:

Wildflowers For Soil Health Seed Collection

Bees & Butterflies Pollinator Wildflower Mixture

Native Ribwort Plantain seeds fast facts:

Latin name: Plantago Lanceolota.
Flowers: April to October.
Height: 50cm to 70cm.
When to sow ribwort plantain seeds: Sow outside in spring after the risk of frost has passed, or throughout the summer. Press the seeds into the soil but do not cover. Keep the area moist until the plants have established.
Sow with: cornflower, oxeye daisy, common knapweed, and common sorrel.
Lifecycle: hardy perennial.
Soil requirement: Ribwort plantain thrives on chalk, clay, loam, and sandy soils.
Natural habitat: bare open ground, and gardens.
Also known as:
Did you know? Unopened flower heads can be eaten raw and taste similar to raw button mushrooms. The leaves are edible, but bitter. To prepare them, remove the veins before dehydrating to create a stock.
Is ribwort plantain safe for animals? Ribwort plantain is one of the most important wild herbs for dogs. When ingested, ribwort works as an expectorant on dogs, loosening mucus and helping to support the bronchial tubes.




Weight 50 g
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