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Pale Indian Plantain | Plant Profile

Pale Indian Plantain (Cacalia atriplicifolia) are tall perennial wildflowers that are native to the American midwest. They are often found in damp locations in woodlands, swamps, and water banks. Flat topped white flower clusters sit on thick and rigid stalks in summer. The medium green leaves and stalks are covered in white hairs that give these perennials their pale look.

Pale Indian Plantain prefer average, medium moisture, well drained soil in full sun to part shade.

These perennials are best kept in a natural settings. They perform well in damp woodlands and can bring height to wildflower gardens. They are rarely considered to be ornamental enough for focal displays.


Pale Indain Plantain Characteristics

Pale Indian Plantain are tall wildflowers with clusters of flat topped white flowers. They are often found in damp woodland areas. The soils should never be allowed to dry out. These perennials propagate easily and can self-seed frequently. It may take a few years for plants grown from seeds to flower. Cutting back the stems after flowering may result in more flower buds and a prolonged flowering season.

The are few serious disease or insect issues that plague Pale Indian Plantain.

USDA Climate Zone
Zones 3 - 8
3.00 - 6.00'
2.00 - 4.00'
Bloom Time
July - August
Full Sun to Part Shade
Deer Resistant?