Have you ever grown a marshmallow plant?

zzackey(8b GA)November 1, 2013

It is supposed to me a good medicinal plant. I'd love to know how to grow one.

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fatamorgana2121(Zone 5/6)

I've never grew anything easier. Sowed some seeds and viola! It is a large perennial, easily 4-5' tall with a 2-3' spread when mature and established. Clear pink hollyhock like blooms. Velvety leaves. Some self-sowing. Survives zone 5 with no winter kill. No fertilizer or special soil and almost no watering in my zone. I water only when we have extended periods of excessive heat and dryness - maybe once or twice a summer. In your zone, you will probably need to water it. Full sun. Keep your mother plant and harvest the self-sown younglings.

FataMorgana

    Bookmark   November 2, 2013 at 11:56AM
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zzackey(8b GA)

Sounds great! Now I just have to find one or some seeds.

    Bookmark   November 5, 2013 at 8:33PM
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fatamorgana2121(Zone 5/6)

Try Horizon Herbs or Richters. Both very good herb places. I believe Richters has seeds for the medicinal cultivar I grow, "Erfurter."

FataMorgana

    Bookmark   November 7, 2013 at 8:39PM
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zzackey(8b GA)

Thanks! I'll try them.

    Bookmark   November 10, 2013 at 2:18PM
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Yumbles.com

Randomly came across this - what is a marshmallow plant? Anything to do with making marshmallows or just a name?

Thanks!

Here is a link that might be useful: Gourmet Marshmallows

    Bookmark   December 29, 2013 at 12:46PM
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floral_uk z.8/9 SW UK

As a marshmallow salesperson you could do some research into the origin of the sweets you are trying to flog. Advertising is not allowed on this site.

    Bookmark   December 29, 2013 at 1:40PM
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barbe_wa

I've had marshmallow in my herb garden for years - super easy to grow.

    Bookmark   December 29, 2013 at 11:44PM
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