Marshmallow Seeds

$3.25

Althaea officinalis heirloom perennial 4′ herb for moist areas
Prolific clusters of 2″ blooms attracts hummingbirds
Grown for roots, leaves & flowers
Zone 3-9. Organically Grown Herb Seeds, Canada

50 Seeds/pkt

In stock

Description

Althaea officinalisMarshmallow

Type: Perennial herb, heirloom
Bloom: Summer to fall
Flower: 2″ white pink 5 petaled
Height: 4′ tall x 2′ wide
Light: Full sun to part shade
Soil: Sandy loam, moist, well drained
P.H.: 6.1-6.5 Not particular
Moisture: Moderate
Use: Culinary, medicinal, for moist areas. Attracts hummingbirds
Notes: Harvest roots in fall. May self seed
Zone: 3-9
Native to Europe

Althaea officinalis Seed Propagation
Indoors: February to March or June to Aug, sow 4-5 seeds per pot, just cover. Maintain 68-70F & keep moist for germination 10-14 days. Should germination not occur, place in zip lock, then to fridge for 4-6 weeks. Keep moist until erratic germination 10-14 days. Transplant any sprouts immediately. Grow on in bright cool area. 3-4 weeks after germination or when seedlings have 2-3 sets of true leaves, harden off & plant out after risk of frost in late Spring 18-24″ apart
Outdoors: Sow in Fall for Spring germination or early Spring, after frost risk, in groups of 3-5 seeds just below the surface, 18″ apart. Keep moist. Germination 4-6 weeks

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