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Plantago coronopus
Buck's Horn Plantain, Erba Stella
  • Hardy to Zone 5
  • Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Germination Tested November 15, 2023: 100%
  • Approximately 100 seeds per packet
Regular price $5.00 CAD
Regular price Sale price $5.00 CAD
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Buck's Horn Plantain, also known as Minutina or Erba Stella, is a perennial leafy green with an excellent nutty, slightly salty taste. The leaves have a beautiful shape, like an antler. It is a beloved heirloom in Italy, but originates in Eurasia and northern Africa.

The youngest leaves are best used raw, while the older leaves should be reserved for cooking. When the plant is going to flower the leaves can bet a bit bitter in mid summer, but when new growth starts and frost kisses the leaves, the flavour sweetens again. The leaves are great in salads, stir fries, and soups, and are very nutritious.

The plants are quite tolerant of poor soil and drought, but will grow bigger and juicier in loamy garden soil with ample water.

Growing Instructions

Plant indoors a few weeks before frost, or direct sow in spring. Space plants about a foot apart.

Shipping & Returns

We ship seeds within Canada for a flat fee of $6, United States for $25, and internationally for $25*. Live plants and bulbs can only be shipped within Canada.


Shipping in Canada 

We ship seeds in Canada via regular letter mail, which is an untracked service, and usually takes 1-2 weeks to arrive. Larger bulbs and plants are sent via tracked flat rate box.


Shipping to the US

We ship all US orders by tracked packet and they usually take two weeks to arrive.

According to the USDA, most seeds require an import permit to be brought into the US and the permit is free and useable for multiple orders/years. The package will list the contents as "Garden Seeds". In our experience shipping seeds over several years, most small orders will make it across the border without issues, but occasionally they will be held at US Customs. 

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the required import permit and Cicada Seeds will not be responsible for any orders held or confiscated by US customs.


Shipping Internationally

International orders are usually shipped via untracked packet. The package will list the contents as "Garden Seeds". It is your responsibility to ensure you have the required import permit and Cicada Seeds will not be responsible for any orders held of confiscated by customs.

International shipping countries include: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Czechia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong SAR, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom


If you have any issues with the quality of your order, please contact us within 60 days and we will make it right!

*Shipping fees are in Canadian dollars. 

Ecologically Grown

Seeds are grown ecologically without the use of chemical pesticides or fertilizers.

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Minutina Seeds - Plantago coronopus - Buck's Horn Plantain, Erba Stella