Hibiscus sabdariffaRated 5/5 based on 1 reviews.
Standard seed packet, 35 seeds
- Annual 200cm
- Red fleshy fruit
- Also known as "Roselle" and "Jamaica sorrel"
Attractive annual 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".
This variety of Rosella usually has a broad leaf which is popular is Thai cooking; young leaves are used raw or cooked in salad, stirfiries and as a pot herb.
How to sow and grow:
|When:||Spring or after frost|
|Position:||Full sun, moist soil|
|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
|Botanical name:||Hibiscus sabdariffa|
|Packet type:||Standard seed packet|
|Packet quantity:||35 seeds|
|Seeds per gram:||54|
Great plant, beautiful, edible & super hardy..By: customer review from 17/11/2015 on 19 March 2016was 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.