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Althaea officinalis

Perennial medicinal herb, plants grow four feet tall with 3” white flowers which are very attractive to bees. Best in partial shade in damper areas of the garden. Flowers, leaves, seeds, all edible and used in soothing teas, and for the traditional preparation of marshmallow candies.

*Planting note:  Seeds need to be lightly scarified before planting.  This can be done by rubbing them lightly on a fine sand paper until the seed coat is just broken in at least one spot.

How to grow it:

Seeds should be stratified for 4-6 weeks in a refrigerator in a damp paper towel in a plastic bag prior to planting. Scarify seeds with sand paper then start in a greenhouse 8 weeks before final frost. Likes water, do not under water. Harvest leaves before flowering, or wait until fall to harvest dried seeds or dig roots.

Seed specs:  Packet size: 50 min.