Herb latin name: Althaea cannabina
Synonyms: Althaea kotschyi, Althaea narbonensis
Family: Malvaceae (Mallow Family)
Description of the plant:
Habitat of Althaea cannabina:Cultivated ground and waste places.
Other uses of the herb:A fibre obtained from the stem is used for making fine fabrics and paper. It is brittle and tears easily.
Propagation of Althaea cannabina: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.
Cultivation of the herb:Cultivated ground and waste places.
Medicinal use of Althaea cannabina:None known
Known hazards of Althaea cannabina:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.