Marshmallow (Althea officinalis) Seed


Seed packages contain a generous amount of seed for the home gardener.


Althaea officinalis (or common marshmallow) is a perennial species indigenous to Europe, Western Asia, and North Africa, which is used as a medicinal plant and ornamental plant. A confection made from the root since ancient Egyptian time evolved into today’s marshmallow treat.
Growing Zones:3 – 10
Sow:Sow directly in the Fall, or start indoors in pots 6-8 weeks before the last frost after cold stratification.
Sow depth:¼ in
Days to Germinate:14 – 21
Special Maintenance:
Days to harvest:16 months
Sunlight:Full Sun
Bloom Time:Summer
Bloom Description:Pale pink-white
Drought Tolerance:Poor
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