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ROSELLA

Rosella FlowerBotanical Name: Hibiscus sabdariffa
Description

An attractive annual bushy shrub with flowers and fruit used to give colour and flavour to jams, fruit punches, sauces and desserts. A relative of the hibiscus family, best grown in rich soil in a sunny position.

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$14.75 34 Seedling Small

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$3.50 6 Seedling Small

$11.90 1 Seedling Medium

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Plant Information or Specifications

Preferred Climate

Arid (Dry), Cool Temperate, Subtropical, Tropical, Warm Temperate
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Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)

1-2m

Can it Handle Frosts?

Sometimes

Amount of leaves in Winter?

All Leaves (Evergreen)

Quarantine Restrictions to these Areas

WA

Suitability in Pots

Yes

Water Requirements

Moderate Watering

Fruiting/Harvest Months

February, March, April, May

 

Customer Comments on Rosella

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The species of this particular rosella is sabdarifa. | Roberta Turpin - Brisbane, QLD 07-May-2006

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Home made Rosella jam is unbeatable, easy to make as well. | David O'bryan - Mansfield, QLD 18-Oct-2008

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How do you tell the rosella is fruiting | Anne Edwards - Hervey Bay, QLD 14-Mar-2009

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Makes a great curry especially with pork. unfortunately have not had some in a while. does anyone know where i can get some. | Priscilla Anthoney - Perth, WA 23-Sep-2009

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Picking,preparing and making jam | Kevin Joseph Mulroney - Ipswich, QLD 17-Mar-2011

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Pick when fruit is quiet large(no small ones).To prepare fruit.Get a tube 6inch long with a 1/2 dia tube litely grind end to sharpen place tube over stem end of fruit twist and push the seed will come out with the tube and you can put the flesh in pot | Kevin Joseph Mulroney - Ipswich, QLD 17-Mar-2011

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Cooking jam i do not use pectin.I put the seeds in a pot cover with water and slow boil strain and use fluid to boil flesh combine fruit cup for cup with sugar | Kevin Joseph Mulroney - Ipswich, QLD 17-Mar-2011

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Interesting information on Hibiscus tea: http://products.mercola.com/hibiscus-tea/?e_cid=20111208_DNL_art_1&source=nl | Bernadette Flueckiger - Brisbane, QLD 08-Dec-2011
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Rev 's Edible Fruits
Update: 2988 days 13hrs

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Excellent summer crop


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Rosella 6/10

Emma1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2609 days 5hrs

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I bought 3 plants that all had fruit about a month ago, but I wasn't sure when to pick them so they went bad. The the tips got covered in aphids. Then after one very cold night all three plants suddenly died (frost in Brisbane?). I can see a few shots from closer to the ground so I haven't given up yet. I love the bright red stems which contract well against the green leaves- as an ornamental alone these are nice.

Fruiting Months June and July

Height 1.2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 3

Fruit Harvest: 2 Fruit Per Year

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Pollination: Cross Pollination


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Kathy2's Edible Fruits
Update: 2018 days 11hrs

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Hibiscus sabdariffa - growing to compare fruit to Hibiscus heterophyllus


Spring 2011: They are generally annual around here and I don't think that any of them survived the winter. I have left them in the ground just in case the roots survived... my friend also gave me some seed just in case.

Nope, all dead but the new seeds have germinated and I have s bunch of new seedlings just coming up. :O)


Summer 2012: They didn't do too well this year. Too wet, too cold, too many ants farming scale on them.


Autumn 2012: The seedlings that came up in Summer got to about 15 cm and stopped. I have moved them into the glasshouse to see if they can survive the winter in there and give me a head start on Summer 2013??


Planted: 2010

Height 1.3 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 10

Pollination: No


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DavidB's Edible Fruits
Update: 1018 days 16hrs

Comments: -

died in pot due to accident

Qty: 1

Pollination: Self Pollination


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DavidB says... [2690 days 9hrs ago]
Not quite sure why but this has died in the pot. It has probably got too dry while I was away and died of shock.

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Rosella 8/10

StaceysGarden's Edible Fruits
Update: 376 days 14hrs

Comments: - It is a beautiful looking little shrub. I can feed the leaves to my bunnies and I can't wait to make jam out of the 'fruits'. It is also great for a seed saver!

Height 1 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: No


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Lisa's Edible Fruits
Update: 3019 days 6hrs

Comments: -

Too cold here.


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Pauline's Edible Fruits
Update: 2655 days 4hrs

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So that I can use the flowers to make hibiscus tea. 

Pollination: No


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