Marsh Mallow

9cm Pot, Seed Packet, Superplugs, Wildflower Plugs

Althea officinalis Velvety grey plant soft pink flowers 2 cm across.



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Latin Name: Althea officinalis

Common Name(s): Marsh Mallow

Plant Type: Perennial

Habitat: Damp Meadow, Marshland - Zone B, Moist Soil/Terrestrial Plant - Zone A


Pink, White



Flowering Time:

August - September

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Marsh Mallow is also known as the Common Mallow, The common mallow is frequently called “marsh mallow” by country people, but the true marsh mallow is distinguished from all the other mallows growing in Great Britain by the numerous divisions of the outer calyx (six to nine cleft), by the hoary down which thickly clothes the stems and foliage, and by the numerous panicles of blush-coloured flowers, paler than the common mallow. The roots are perennial, thick, long and tapering, very tough and pliant, whitish yellow outside, white and fibrous within. Mallow was an edible vegetable among the Romans; a dish of marsh mallow was one of their delicacies. Prospero Alpini stated in 1592 that a plant of the mallow kind was eaten by the Egyptians. The root was used in the Middle Ages for sore throat.

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August, September

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