Family: Mallow (Malvaceae)
Hardy to Zones 3 to 7
Herbaceous perennial native to Europe, flowering to 4 feet tall.
Plant prefers moist garden soil in the full sun or part shade. The plant likes regular watering and makes a lot of biomass, both above the ground and below.
The root is a nutritious food. Traditional herbal usage (TWM): digestive, immune stimulant, ulcers.
Transplant to 2 feet apart.