Marshmallow (Althaea officinalis) potted plant, organic

$6.50$50.00

Greetings!  Plants are available to the US only.  Potted plants, trees and succulents listed on this website may be ordered now, and will begin shipping September 5th.  If you have a preferred ship date, tell us right away! Our plant shipping seasons are:  March 15 through July 31, then again Sep 5 through Thanksgiving.  Order early to assure availability.

Family:  Mallow (Malvaceae)

Hardy to Zones 3 to 7

The Latin name says it all–this plant is a healer extraordinaire. And, this healing comes in a fairly humble package, although actually the plant does flower rather gloriously. Marshmallow prefers full sun to part shade, rich, moist garden soil and poor drainage (ie clay) is not a problem. The herb may be dried for tea or the root sliced and dried for direct consumption. The effects are immune enhancing and healing to the gastrointestinal system, largely used for treating colds, influenza, fevers, urinary infections and ulcers. See “Making Plant Medicine.”

Potted plant, Certified Organically Grown

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