Every seed came up, they're about 3' tall with a sturdy stem. Waiting until mid March to put out in the southern (Ga) garden. Will be licking my lips watching them flower and fruit. I like these as an addition to a traditional red tomato salad.
I had 40 mph winds my greenhouse fell over and was so surprised the seeds survived two days in the cold under soil and are still growing. The roots were in tact so i transplanted them, they are doing just fine. 10 stars
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Otherwise known for the sugary treats, that almost every kid, love to this day! It has been made from its roots since ancient times! Average germination time often takes up to 6 weeks or even longer in some cases. Start indoors in early spring or late fall. Place moist seeds in the fridge until germination occurs, then transplant to larger containers, and gradually outdoors. This perennial reaches heights 18"-24", prefers moist lightweight soil, and full sun. Produces lovely, light pink flowers, and large green leaves. The leaves can be eaten as a vegetable, in salads or dried used in tea. It was the roots that were originally cooked down to produce that sweet sugary substance. The marshmallow plant is so versatile, from the attractive flowers, to its culinary properties, and known for medicinal use.
Once established, the Marshmallow plant is known to self-seed but not in an aggressive way.