Native Rosella Display showing Flowers and foliage in Toonumbar NSW Australia

(1/11) Native Rosella Display showing Flowers and foliage in Toonumbar NSW Australia

Close up of a bountiful harvest of the Native Rosella

(2/11) Close up of a bountiful harvest of the Native Rosella

Rosella shrub Kyogle

(3/11) Rosella shrub Kyogle

Rosella Flower

(4/11) Rosella Flower

The very popular Rosella Jam

(5/11) The very popular Rosella Jam

Rosella flower which if you look closely is the yellow form from Toonumbar NSW Australia

(6/11) Rosella flower which if you look closely is the yellow form from Toonumbar NSW Australia


(7/11) Rosella

Leaf of the Rosella

(8/11) Leaf of the Rosella

Rosella For Sale (Size: Medium)  (Grown from Seed)

(9/11) Rosella For Sale (Size: Medium) (Grown from Seed)

Rosella For Sale

(10/11) Rosella For Sale

Rosella For Sale

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Hibiscus sabdariffa
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.

$14.75 ($4.90-$17.75 choose a size)

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Specifications of Rosella

Preferred Climate Tropical, Subtropical, Warm Temperate, Cool Temperate, Arid (Dry)Learn About Climate Zones

Grown From SeedlingLearn About Propagation Methods

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) 1-2m

Plants required to Pollinate 1 (Self Pollinating)Learn about Pollination

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

Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree? Can be pruned to 2m

Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest 2-3 Years

Sun or Shade Full (Sun:80%-100%)

Preferred Soil Type Good Drainage

Soil pH Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)

Fruiting/Harvest Months February, March, April, May

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Yuzu - Grafted

$59.00 ($59.00-$99.00 choose a size)

Native to China, the Yuzu has been used and cultivated in this region for thousands of years. The fruit is tart, resembling a grapefruit with mandarin overtones. It is rarely eaten as a fresh fruit but is used to makes sauces, preserves and a popular yuzu vinegar. In Korea thinly sliced fruits are combined with sugar and honey to make a thick marmalade like syrup. Yuzu kosho is a spicy Japanese sauce made from green or ripe yellow yuzu zest, chillis and salt. The yuzu is more cold tolerant than most other citrus, being able to tolerate to -5 degrees

Peach - Flordaprince


Yellow-fleshed variety requiring only 150 hours chill. A medium sized round fruit with a firm skin and good blush. Semi-clingstone. Earliest fruiting peach, popular low chill variety

Fingerlime - Pink Ice

$34.00 ($34.00-$149.00 choose a size)

A medium size shrub producing red to burgundy coloured fruits with clear or pink pearls of juice inside. The aroma of the fruits is similar to ruby grapefruit, and is perfect for cocktails and drinks, as well as cooking. Bears fruit from summer to autumn, with the fruits being ready to harvest when they come very easily off the branch without any effort. It is a great variety for growing in containers and in warm courtyards, and does best in full sun. Water thoroughly in spring and summer.

Lime - Tahitian

$37.00 ($37.00-$69.00 choose a size)

The small to medium fruit is pale lemon-yellow with smooth thin skin. The flesh is a translucent pale green, tender and juicy with a true acid lime flavour. It is best to pick the fruit green as it can suffer from rot if left to ripen on the tree.

Walnut - Placentia

$79.00 ($29.75-$79.00 choose a size)

Medium sized nut with a smooth, thin shell. Tree is heavy bearing with good quality nuts. This grafted variety has a lower chill than most walnut varieties and has cropped well in the Subtropics.

Pomegranate - Wonderful

$39.00 ($19.75-$99.00 choose a size)

A large, deep purple-red fruit. Flesh is deep crimson in colour, very sweet, juicy and of a delicious vinous flavour. Seeds not very hard. Good for juicing and eating out of hand. Plant is vigorous and productive. Best commercial variety in California.

Rosella Reviews & Tips

Star Rating

★★★★★ 1months ago



I was gifted Rosella jam by a neighbour. I recalled my mother making it when I was young and she grew them at our farmhouse in northern NSW. My wife loves making jam so we thought we would try our hand at growing some. I planted them in a well drained spot, have kept them well watered and fertilised. They are thriving.

★★★★★ 3months ago



Rosellas make tasty jams, pies & tarts as well as chutneys. They are easy to grow and fruit prolifically

★★★★★ 10months ago



Quickly established and growing well in NE NSW.

★★★★★ 10months ago



Thanks, they are very healthy looking plants.

★★★★★ 10months ago



Native food plant. I once bought a canned jar of these and used them in cakes or in glasses of champagne. Can't wait for it to bloom for the bees.

★★★★★ 11months ago



So far this plant has doubled in size in 3 months. Still planted in a pot while I find a home for it

★★★★★ 2y ago

Townsville, Queensland, Australia


In the tropics plant about october and harvest from May onwards. I grow the ordinary rosella, the black rosella which is a deep magenta colour and a realy good size and the super rosella which is also extra large here in Townsville.

Brian T Parks
★★★★★ 3y ago

Lithia Springs, GA


In the Caribbean we call it Sorrell. And we make a drink with it. Now that I'm in the U.S I get it dried in the market and make drinks throughout the year.



★★★★★ 4y ago

BUNGALOW, QLD, Australia

Great Jam. This Rosella plant got so big it over grew where my Daleys Grafted Kohala Longan tree is planted so had to hack it back, still got lots of fruit. I place the seeds in a pot and just cover with water, bring to boil for 30 minutes. Then strain...

★★★★ 7y ago


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!

★★★★★ 9y ago

Ashmore, 4214, Australia

Because it has beautiful flowers which are attractive...

★★★★ 9y ago

lakemba, nsw, Australia

Im not sure if it is the one from indian shopI loved it as a kid and want to grow them

Bernadette Flueckiger
12y ago

Brisbane, QLD


Interesting information on Hibiscus tea:

Kevin Joseph Mulroney
12y ago

Ipswich, QLD


Picking,preparing and making jam

Kevin Joseph Mulroney
12y ago

Ipswich, QLD


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
12y ago

Ipswich, QLD


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

★★★ 13y ago

Bardon, Qld, Australia

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 ...

Priscilla Anthoney
14y ago

Perth, WA


Makes a great curry especially with pork.unfortunately have not had some in a while. does anyone know where i can get some.

Anne Edwards
14y ago

Hervey Bay, QLD, Australia


How do you tell the rosella is fruiting

David O'bryan
15y ago

Mansfield, QLD, Australia


Home made Rosella jam is unbeatable, easy to make as well.

Roberta Turpin
17y ago

Brisbane, QLD, Australia


The species of this particular rosella is sabdarifa.

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