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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

This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...

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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

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