Marsh-mallow seeds - Althaea officinalis - Native Wildflower

Type: Perennial Wildflower
Approximate height: Up to 2.5 metres
Flowering Time: Summer through to early autumn
Site and soil type: Prefers a moist soil in sun but will tolerate other conditions including drier soil and partial shade.
When to sow: Late summer or autumn
Where to sow: Outside, direct into soil or into modules or pots. The seeds need a period of cold before they will germinate well. You may get a few seedlings from a mid-summer sowing.
Packet contents: Approximately 110 seeds / 0.2g

Marsh-mallow is a tall plant with soft grey-green leaves and very pretty pale pink flowers from mid-summer into autumn. 

It is a very good plant for a damp position in sun or partial shade.

Marsh-mallow attracts bees, hoverflies and some moths.

Marsh-mallow attracts / provides food for the following creatures:

  • Bees
  • Hoverflies
  • Marsh Mallow Moth πŸ›
  • πŸ¦‡ 

All our seed packets include sowing instructions.

Jemima’s Garden seeds are plastic free and reyclable. They’re contained in an inner glassine envelope, (made from pine wood cellulose), and an outer Kraft paper seed packet. Any shipping packaging is also plastic free and recyclable.

Key to symbols:

πŸ› A food plant for the caterpillar

πŸ¦‹ Provides nectar for the adult moth or butterfly

πŸ¦‡ Listed in: Bat Conservation Trust Encouraging bats, A guide for bat-friendly gardening and living

πŸ¦‡ (RHS)  Listed in the RHS Plants for Bats list

** RHS Plants for Pollinators. The RHS Plants for Pollinators mark is only given to plants that support pollinating insects. Find out more at

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