Hibiscus sabdariffa Roselle




Family: Malvaceae
Genus: Hibiscus
Species: Sabdariffa
Roselle, Jamaican Tea, Maple-Leaf Hibiscus


It is a vigorous annual from the Asia with  dark green leaves on reddish stems, and bearing beautiful red-centred, pale yellow flowers. 3-5 ft. plants with the bright red calyxes can be used to make “zingy” tea, sauce, syrup, or jam, or candied whole for an unusual treat. For strongly flavored teas, simmer for 10-20 minutes. Roselle was called “Florida cranberry” in the 1890s. The flowers and young leaves are edible and have a citrus tang. The stir-fried greens are much used in Burmese cooking!

Sowing instructions:

Sow Indoors: All year

Sow Outdoors: Spring

Seed Depth: Surface sowing – press seeds slightly into the soil

Germination Time: 7–28 Days

Moisture: Keep seed moist until germination.

Additional information


30 seeds


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