Marshmallow (Althaea officinalis)
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."
Feel free to order this plant at any time, but please be aware that we SHIP PLANTS APRIL 1 to AUGUST 1 AND SEPTEMBER1 to DEC 1 only. Orders received outside these months will be automatically backordered. If you are ordering plants out of season, you may wish to order them separately from your seeds, in order to streamline the process.
If you have chosen a PLANT* (marked with a *), shipping costs are as follows:
1 to 6 PLANTS* will ship for $14.90
7 to 8 PLANTS* will ship for $19.90 (The shipping may be more if you buy other things in addition to plants.)
For 9 or more PLANTS* or if ordering plants NOT marked with a *, we will contact you with a UPS shipping estimate.