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Hibiscus sabdariffa, Roselle

Short Description

High in Vitamin C, with a sweet, non-bitter, cranberrylike aroma and flavor!

Full Description

Exotic, beautiful, and easy. At only 2 to 3 feet high and wide, this fast-growing Rose of Sharon relative makes a splashy addition to your flower bed or herb garden. Soon after the flower petals fade, pick the chubby little fruits and peel off the bright red calyxes, dry them, and make your own ruby-colored Red Zinger tea or “Florida cranberry sauce.” High in Vitamin C, with a sweet, non-bitter, cranberrylike aroma and flavor! The spinachlike young leaves make a savory addition to salads and stir fries.

Product properties

Sun The amount of sunlight this product needs daily in order to perform well in the garden. Full sun means 6 hours of direct sun per day; partial sun means 2-4 hours of direct sun per day; shade means little or no direct sun.

Full Sun

Height The typical height of this product at maturity.

2-3 feet

Spread The width of the plant at maturity.

2-3 feet

Ornamental Use Ways in which the product may be used in the garden for ornamental effect.

Beds, Borders, Cut Flowers

Life Cycle This refers to whether a plant is an annual, biennial or perennial. Annuals complete their life cycles in one year; biennials produce foliage the first year and bloom and go to seed the second year; perennials can live for more than two years.

Annual

Growth Habit The genetic tendency of a plant to grow in a certain shape, such as vining or bush like.

Mound

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Sun
Full Sun
Height
2-3 feet
Spread
2-3 feet
Ornamental Use
Beds, Borders, Cut Flowers
Life Cycle
Annual
Growth Habit
Mound
Sow Method
Direct Sow/Indoor Sow
Flowering
Yes
Bloom Duration
8 weeks
Flower color
White