Grown as a leaf vegetable sometimes known as “herba stella,” this plantain has a rich deep sweet flavour with a substantial meaty texture. Recently it has become popular as a frost-hardy winter salad crop for specialty markets. A favorite ingredient in OAEC’s famous salad mix, especially in the cool seasons.
Water: Drought Tolerant
Hardiness: Frost Hardy
Habit: Produces a basal rosette of narrowly lance-shaped leaves that are toothed or deeply divided, with 8” tall, erect inflorescences
Light: Full Sun to Light Shade
Soil: Mainly grows on sandy or gravelly soils close to the sea, but also on salt-treated roadsides
Origin: Eurasia and North Africa