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Althea officinalis

'Marshmallow' is a plant in the Althea genus with a scientific name of Althea officinalis. The botanical name epithet for Marshmallow (officinalis) means 'used medicinally'.Marshmallow grows as a perennial and is a herb. Being a perennial plant, it tends to grow best over several years (approx 3 years and greater). Normally grows with a forb habit.

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How to grow Marshmallow

Growing Marshmallow from seed

Transplanting Marshmallow

Companion plants for Marshmallow

These plants have been known to grow well alongside Marshmallow so consider planting:

Repellent plants for Marshmallow

These plants will not grow well with Marshmallow so avoid planting these within close proximity:

Common Marshmallow problems

These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Marshmallow plants:

Other names for Marshmallow

Marshmallow care instructions

How long does Marshmallow take to grow?

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Popular varieties of Marshmallow

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