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Althaea officinalis

Plants are 4 feet tall with 1 to 2 inch pretty pink, mallow type flowers. Grows in sun or partial shade and as the name implies likes wet feet. Used for stomach and urinary tract problems, also soothes skin ailments. Mature roots were the original ingredient of marshmallows.

75 seeds



Perennial, Zone 3-9

Germination: 10-14 days, 

Seed Planting Depth: on surface, lightly press in

Starting Indoors/Outdoors:  Start indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost. Provide 60-70 degree soil temperatures. Transplant 10-12" apart. Sow outdoors in spring when soil warms. Sow a few seeds every 4-6",  thin to 10-12" apart.

Light Needs:  Full sun to light shade

Soil Needs:  Rich, moist, and well drained

Uses:  Medicinal, culinary, ornamental, attracts bees and beneificals

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I recommend this product

These do not do well in direct sunlight or under extreme hot conditions. But they flourished for me in the fall to early summer. The color is so vibrant.

Fast Germination!

Marshmallow seeds germinated very quickly, it's been about 10 days now and they are strong little seedlings growing well and already transplanted into individual pots from their jiffy starter pellets. I actually should have sowed less of them as now they need to be thinned out a lot. Great service from Pinetree!

Michael L.
United States
Seeds from Pinetree

we are not sure yet how well the seeds performed. will have to wait untill they are visible enough to detect. Cat knocked over trays and mixed everything up. i think they are doing well. Other things we purchased like, black comino and gypsy brocoli are doing fine... also received some tobacco and it is actually growing as well. the jicama only grew two plants but we are at 8,000 feet and have a short season but so far, am content with the materials we recieved from you other than the estevia it never came up at all... however, this late in season i would purchase some already growing plants f you have them Thanks Michael Lovato