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Althaea cannabina - L.

Common Name Palm-leaf marshmallow
Family Malvaceae
USDA hardiness 4-8
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Cultivated ground and waste places[100].
Range Europe - S. France.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Fully Hardy Well drained soil Moist Soil Full sun
Althaea cannabina Palm-leaf marshmallow


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Althaea cannabina Palm-leaf marshmallow
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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Althaea cannabina is a PERENNIAL growing to 1.8 m (6ft) by 1.5 m (5ft).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 4 and is not frost tender. It is in flower from Jul to September. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Bees. self.The plant is self-fertile.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers dry or moist soil.

Synonyms

A. kotschyi. A. narbonensis.

Habitats

 Meadow; Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal Uses

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None known

Other Uses

Fibre.

A fibre obtained from the stem is used for making fine fabrics and paper[1, 74]. It is brittle and tears easily[74].

Cultivation details

Succeeds in almost any soil[1, 200]. Prefers a rich moist soil in a sunny position[200]. Plants can be grown in quite coarse grass, which can be cut annually in the autumn[233]. This species is occasionally cultivated for the fibre in its stems[1].

Propagation

Seed - sow spring or autumn in a cold frame. Germination usually takes place within a few weeks. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out into their permanent positions during the summer. Division in spring or autumn. Fairly easy, it is best to pot up the divisions in a lightly shaded position in a cold frame or greenhouse until they are growing away well and then plant them out into their permanent positions.

Other Names

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Found In

Countries where the plant has been found are listed here if the information is available

Weed Potential

Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section. Please note that a plant may be invasive in one area but may not in your area so it’s worth checking.

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Althaea officinalisMarsh Mallow, Common marshmallow55
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