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
tender perennial (Z9-11)
||appreciates moist soil
||germinate at warm temperature
detailed seed-starting info below
This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...
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- Seed from HPS/MAG '13/'14 exchange. Sandpapered, baggy 75F (87%G, 4d). Seeds quick to deteriorate after sprouting - only one developed.
- Same seed as above. Sandpapered, baggy 75F (75%G, 3-7d). Most rotted, 1 seedling developed
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November 18, 2017