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.
|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|
|Days to harvest:||16 months|
|Bloom Description:||Pale pink-white|