Erfurter Marshmallow
Althaea officinalis 'Erfurter'
Uses: Medicinal Duration: Perennial (hardy in zones 3-9)
When to Sow: Spring/Late Summer/Early Fall Ease of Germination: Easy
This tall and robust plant produces soft pink flowers is known to attract painted lady butterflies as well as other pollinators. The erfurter cultivar is a german variety particularly rich in medicinal mucilage, containing up to 10% of the thick, sticky, membrane-coating substance. This makes it an ideal demulcient for the treatment of colitis, Crohns, ulcers, as well as topical conditions. A leaf and flower infusion can be used for respiratory conditions lowering inflammation and aiding as an expectorant. Seeds must be stratified for germination to occur. Plant in moist soil. Root harvesting should occur after 2-3 years. Very hardy. Ht 4-6ft. Spread 18-24in.
S3930 Seeds $3.75/pkt
S3930 Bulk Seeds $10.00/10g, $72.00/100g, $496.00/1000g
Currency: United States Dollar

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