Rosella- Early

Hibiscus sabdariffa Open Pollinated

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

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'Rosella- Early' seeds

Hibiscus sabdariffa

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

Attractive annual shrub with red stems, large red/green lobed leaves and 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".

Seeds per gram: 54
Product code: Z3772_P

Best Months to Sow
  J F M A M J J A S O N D
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

Rosella- Early

This plant has fruited plenty already this year. Last year I began too late and only got 2 fruit. If you live in Melbourne - definitely start earlier indoors.
Maria W 21 January 2022