Roselle Hibiscus sabdariffa
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In Stock: 0.18 lb
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Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Sow seed 1/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
Seed needs warm temperatures after sowing to germinate (75 degrees F +).
In a Nutshell:
* The roselle ( Hibiscus sabdariffa ) is a species of Hibiscus native to the Old World tropics, used for the production of bast fibre and as an infusion . It is an annual or perennial herb or woody-based subshrub , growing to 2–2.5 m (7–8 ft) tall. The leaves are deeply three- to five-lobed, 8–15 cm (3–6 in) long, arranged alternately on the stems. more...
* An annual or, in tropical areas, perennial; 4-5" yellow flowers with a brownish-red base; calyx (the leafy external bud covering) becomes large, fleshy, and bright red as the plant sets seed and is used for drink flavorings and jelly; altogether a handy plant; probably native to tropical Africa but widely naturalized in the tropics
* Roselle is an aromatic, astringent, cooling herb that is much used in the Tropics. more...