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By Amy Grant
Spilanthes toothache plant is a lesser known flowering annual native to the tropics. What is Spilanthes and how is it used? Find information on how to grow, care for and use the Spilanthes plant in this article.
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Medicinal marshmallow, or Althaea officinalis, is both grown as a medicinal herb for its therapeutic properties and as an ornamental plant since its flowers are so cute.
Main Marshmallow facts
Name – Althaea officinalis
Family – Malvaceae (mallow family)
Type – herbs and spices, perennial
Height – 3 to 5 feet (1 to 1.5 m)
Exposure – full sun
Soil – rich enough
Flowering – June to September
Harvest – July to September