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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. Plant in moist soil. Root harvesting should occur after 2-3 years. Erfurter is an improved variety developed for commercial production, with Up to 10% in medicinal mucilage. 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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