A happy member of the hibiscus family, roselle is a perennial, sometimes grown as an annual, and is a stunning addition to a garden. The stalks and leaves range from dark green to red and the flowers are creamy-white to pale yellow. This beautiful plant will be wide and needs room to reach its fullest potential of bountiful, edible calyces harvests. The calyces are most popular for their use in teas, jellies, and syrups.
Days to Maturity: 4-6 months
Plant size: 3-5 ft. tall and wide
Plant spacing: 3 ft. apart
Sun, soil, and water requirement: Loves full sun, with some afternoon shade during the hottest time of the year. Prefers loamy, well-draining soil with plenty of water. Keep evenly moist but not wet.
Harvesting: Pick the calyces roughly 8-10 days after the bloom fades and withers away. Harvesting roselle calyces early can increase the overall yield of the plant.
Culinary Tips: You can use the calyces to make jellies, juice, tea, pies, and more! The blooms, leaves, and pods of roselle hibiscus are also edible and are used in many cultures around the world.
Nutrients: Definite superfood, rich in vitamins and essential minerals like calcium and iron.
Special considerations: Branches can become heavy and may need staking for support.
Companion planting: Summer herbs that love hot weather and water.
Locally sourced seed
**Pots and plants may vary from the picture depending on the size and maturity ordered. All plants have been carefully hardened off and are ready to be transplanted into their permanent garden home or pot once delivered.
**Growing details provided are general. Conditions will change depending on your location, elevation, climate, rainfall, and accessible sunlight.
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