Hibiscus sabdariffa

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Standard seed packet, 35 seeds

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Hibiscus sabdariffa

  • Annual 200cm
  • Red fleshy fruit
  • Also known as "Roselle" and "Jamaica sorrel"

Annual growing to 200cm. Attractive shrub with red stems, red/green green leaves and producing yellow flowers followed by red fleshy fruit. The fruit can be eaten fresh but is most commonly used to make jam, tea and other beverages. It also has medicinal uses. Plant needs at least 6 months frost free to produce fruit so is best suited to warm climates. Also known as "Roselle" and "Jamaica sorrel".

How to sow and grow:

Method: Raise seedlings
Sowing Depth: 10mm
When: Spring or after frost
Row Spacing: 100cm
Position: Full sun, moist soil
Plant Spacing: 45cm
Hardiness: Frost tender
Plant Height: 200cm
Days to Maturity/flowering: 180-200 days
Care: Pick fruit when it's ripe. Protect from aphids. Susceptible to powdery mildew.

(Product number: B3-05)
Seeds per gram: 54 seeds

SKU B3-05
Botanical name: Hibiscus sabdariffa
Packet type: Standard seed packet
Packet quantity: 35 seeds
Seeds per gram: 54
Photo credits:

Photo by billy1125 / CC BY 2.0

Great plant, beautiful, edible & super hardy..

By: on 19 March 2016
was one of the first seeds to flourish, doing well in arid QLD can't wait until it flowers :) highly recommend for warmer/dry climates started off in a loo roll with compost inside next to the window and a drink every evening transplanted into a pot undercover outside (inside loo roll as it breaks down and limit's transplant shock) check the Rosella as it has fast and deep growing roots so needs to be transplanted earlier than others. loves sun can tolerate some dryness but best kept with moist roots until established. all seeds germinated so only plant one per space (loo roll) doesn't do well if thinned out... once seed is planted it shouldn't be moved or will most likely die. does well with a decent feed when transplanting to final spot (i used seed starter diluted with water) then mulched surrounds. also although not necessary i planted it's base much lower than surrounding soil so it has a better chance during strong wind and drought.

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