(Althaea cannabina)

Perennial
A. kotschyi. A. narbonensis.
Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Althaea cannabina
Malvaceae

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

  • Medicinal Use

    None known

  • Edible Use

    None known

  • Cautionary Notes

    None known

Cultivation & Habitat

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.
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].
Europe – S. France.

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