Althaea officinalis (Marsh Mallow) [20 Seeds]


Germination Information: One approach is to sow the seeds (about 1/4 inch deep) in a pot in fall to early winter, setting them outdoors in a spot protected from mice, so they can germinate when conditions are right in spring. .

Another option is to start them in warm, bright conditions. That’s how I started the plants that produced these seeds: I sowed them on March 1, 2021 on a heat mat under lights, and they began sprouting on March 3; with this early start, the plants flowered the first summer. Your experience may vary.

Note that this information will not be on the seed packet you receive.

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Equally at home in the herb garden, vegetable garden, and cottage garden, marsh mallow (Althaea officinalis) is a pretty-in-pastel beauty, with broad, velvety, gray-green foliage and upright, 3- to 5-foot-tall stems that carry clusters of pale pink flowers from mid to late summer. All parts of the plant are edible. If you are planning to harvest the roots, grow some plants in your vegetable garden so they are easy to dig up. Full sun; prefers moist to wet soil. Perennial; Zones 3 to 7.

Harvested in August and September 2022. At least 20 seeds.

Please read the germination information as well before ordering.

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