Marshmallow, Common Marshmallow Althaea officinalis

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Botanical Name:

Althaea officinalis

Family:

Malvaceae

Genus:

Althaea

Species:

officinalis

Common Name:

Marshmallow, Common Marshmallow

Height:
3-4 feet
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
3

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Growing Info:
Scarification: none required.
Stratification: none required.
Germination: can be sown in fall or spring, sow seed 1/16" deep, tamp the soil.
In a Nutshell:
* A confection made from the root since ancient Egyptian time evolved into today's marshmallow treat. more...
* Marsh mallow is a very useful household medicinal herb.
* The German Commission E Monographs, a therapeutic guide to herbal medicine, approve Althaea officinalis Marsh Mallow for irritation of mouth and throat and associated dry cough/bronchitis . more...
Usda description:
More info on http://plants.usda.gov