HARDY PERENNIAL. Ht 1-1.2m.
Also known as common mallow, sweet weed and marsh malice. This plant produces small clusters of saucer-shaped, white or lilac-pink flowers on tall stems from mid-summer to early autumn. The roots of this plant can be boiled to soften, peeled and fried in butter. The flowers can be added to salads or used to decorate cakes. The leaves can also be added to salads or steamed and served as a vegetable.
Plant in moist, fertile soil in full sun.