Rob's plants
home garden plants wildlife seed photos
plant sale journal topics plantlinks fun guestbook

Hibiscus sabdariffa

 
Hibiscus sabdariffa
roselle, Jamaican sorrel, tea hibiscus
Hibiscus sabdariffa

Common name roselle, Jamaican sorrel, tea hibiscus
Family malvaceae
Life cycle tender perennial (Z9-11)
Flowers yellow
Size 4-7'
Light sun
Cultural notes appreciates moist soil
From seed germinate at warm temperature
detailed seed-starting info below

Shrubby tender perennial, usually grown as an annual. Deeply dissected dark green leaves turn purplish in fall. Yellow flowers give way to see structures accompanied by fleshy red calyces, about one inch around, which are sometimes used to make juices and jellies. We bought ours at the end of the season, so we're hoping it will either survive or reseed itself.

roselle, Jamaican sorrel, tea hibiscus

In our garden, this plant grows in the following area: right fence border

About my plant portraits
PlantLinks to other web pages about Hibiscus sabdariffa


Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from HPS/MAG '13/'14 exchange. Sandpapered, baggy 75F (87%G, 4d). Seeds quick to deteriorate after sprouting - only one developed.
  2. Same seed as above. Sandpapered, baggy 75F (75%G, 3-7d). Most rotted, 1 seedling developed


I welcome comments about my web pages; feel free to use the form below to leave feedback about this particular page. For the benefit of other visitors to these pages, I will list any relevant comments you leave, and if appropriate, I will update my page to correct mis-information. Faced with an ever-increasing onslaught of spam, I'm forced to discard any comments including html markups. Please submit your comment as plain text. If you have a comment about the website as a whole, please leave it in my guestbook. If you have a question that needs a personal response, please e-mail me.

Your name

Your comments

home garden plants wildlife seed plant sale topics guestbook journal plantlinks

Last modified: November 18, 2017
Contact me