Marsh Mallow: The original source of an Egyptian confection which evolved into today's marshmallows. The roots and velvety leaves have been eaten as a vegetable for centuries, often fried with onion and garlic. 3-4 foot stems of 1-2 inch, white-to-pink flowers are reminiscent of hollyhocks, to which this plant is related. The plant is also renowned in various folk cultures for its reputed medicinal properties.
**IRIDACEAE: Dutch Iris; Iris hollandica; "Dutch Mix"; Perennial; 20-24" Tall; Full sun or Part Shade; Blooms late spring- early summer; White, Yellow, Purple; Average Moisture; Well Drained Soil; Special value to bumble bees, honey bees, & other bees; Cut Flower | Suitable for Bumble Bee Garden, Bee Cut Flower Garden (10 bulbs) (5-6 bulbs per sq. ft.)