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4820

Marshmallow

  • Botanical Name: Althaea officinalis

This is the true Marshmallow and not to be confused with the common Mallow. The flowers are mauve pink in colour and grow in clusters in the leaf axils. Romans, Greeks, and Arabs all used this plant medicinally, indeed its botanical name comes from a Greek word meaning 'to heal'. All parts of the plant are used nowadays for many medicinal and cosmetic purposes. The well-known Marshmallow sweets were originally made from this plant, from the powdered root, until the present starch and sugar concoction took over. Although it will thrive in most situations, it is at its best where there is plenty of moisture.

NZ $2.75
 
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INFORMATION

DURATION
Perennial
OPTIMUM SOIL TEMP FOR GERMINATION
15-25
DAYS TO GERMINATION
14-28
HEIGHT
120cm
DISTANCE APART TO PLANT SEEDLINGS
30cm
WHEN TO SOW
1.2.3
NUMBER OF SEEDS PER PACKET
250
PREFERRED GROWING METHOD
Transplant
BEST USE

Medicinal Plant

WHEN TO SOW

1
EARLY
SPRING
2
LATE SPRING &
EARLY SUMMER
3
LATE SUMMER &
EARLY AUTUMN
   

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