Marshmallow (Althea officinalis) Seed


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

10 in stock


Althaea officinalis (or common marshmallow) is a perennial indigenous to Europe, Western Asia, and North Africa. This plant is used medicinally and as an ornamental piece. A confection made from the root since ancient Egyptian time evolved into today’s marshmallow treat.

Type: Perennial
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
Special Properties:

Additional information

Weight .03 lbs
Dimensions 3.75 × 2.25 × .1 in


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