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Althaea officinalis

Marshmallow
Edibles
Classification Scientific Name: Althaea officinalis
  Common Name: Marshmallow
  Family: Malvaceae
  Location Index: HG6
  Suggested Use: beds & borders

herbs
     
Plant Plant type: perennial
  Plant form: upright
  Height: 4 feet
  Spread: 2.5 feet
  Bloom Period: summer
  Foliage Texture: medium
     
Environment USDA Zone: zones 3 - 7
  Native Range: Central Europe

Northern Africa

Western Asia
  Sun Requirement: full sun
  Soil: adaptable
     
Care Tolerances: salt
  Wildlife: pollinated by bees
  Propagation: seed

division
     
More Additional Notes: leaves and roots have medicinal applications
Althaea officinalis

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