Genus and Species: Althaea A. Officinalis
Heritage Status: Overseas
Number of Seeds: 100
Description: Biennial 120 cm. Cottage Garden, medicinal herb. Showy 3-5 cm saucer shaped pink flowers amidst large heart-shaped pointy leaves. Once the source of Marsh mallow, the confectionery. The leaves and roots are used medicinally for its soothing effect on the throat, and digestive tract, amongst other things. Tall plant reaching around 1.5 m.
Planting Instructions: Plant into trays in Autumn for following summer flowering. Prick out to 2.5 cm diagonal spacings and transplant when 6 cm high to 30 cm diagonal spacings.