Althaea officinalis, Marshmallow



Botanical name: Althaea officinalis
Synonym: Malva althaea, Althaea vulgaris
Common name: marshmallow, marsh mallow, common marshmallow
Family: Malvaceae
Native to: southern Europe to East-Central Asia (Altai Mountains)
Life cycle: perennial
Flower colour: white
Flower time (Central / West-Europe): July to September
Height: 100cm
Characteristics and usage: medicinal & culinary herb, marshmallow (roots, leaves and flowers) has a long history of use as a medicinal plant. Attractive to bees and bumblebees.
Weight of 1000 seeds: 2,5g
Seeds per gram: 400
Cultivation / direction of sowing: sow seed at max. 5ºC (41ºF), germination irregular, often several months. Althaea officinalis plants placing in a warm sunny position.


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Althaea officinalis, Marshmallow
Althaea officinalis, Marshmallow
Althaea officinalis, Marshmallow
Althaea officinalis, Marshmallow
Althaea officinalis, Marshmallow