Hibiscus sabdariffa Open Pollinated

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

Standard seed packet, 35 seeds

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'Rosella' seeds

Hibiscus sabdariffa

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

Attractive annual shrub with red stems, red/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, stir-fries and as a pot herb.  Produces less fruit than 'Rosella- Early'.

Seeds per gram: 54
Product code: B3-05

Best Months to Sow
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Quick Sowing Guide
Method Raise seedlings
Sowing Depth 10mm
Season Spring or after frost
Germination 10-21 days @ 25-35°C
Hardiness / Life Cycle Frost tender Annual
Row Spacing 100cm
Plant Spacing 45cm
Position Full sun, moist soil
Days Until Maturity 180-200 days

*Notes: Pick fruit when it's ripe. Protect from aphids. Susceptible to powdery mildew.

How To Grow



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Ratings & Reviews

Excellent Seeds

I bought them last November and now they are big plants. Leaves are very sour and very happy with my purchase. Germination only took a week or so.
Basava Salini A 1 May 2018

Great plant, beautiful, edible & super hardy..

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.
customer review from 17/11/2015 19 March 2016