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Strictly Medicinal Organic Hibiscus, or Roselle

Use Fresh for Jelly, Syrup or Wine or Dried in Herbal Teas

Brand: Strictly Medicinal    Item Number: SNV7046

$3.99

In Stock! Ships from Northern CA.

$3.99

In Stock! Ships from Northern CA.

Description

Hibiscus sabdariffa Roselle, Hibiscus Flores, Flor de Jamaica, Red Drops. Perennial. Tropical grown as annual in temperate climates. Papery flower blooms give way to the bright red, fleshy calyces that are used fresh for jelly, syrup or wine or dried in herbal teas where they impart a bright red color and tart flavor.

  • The seeds must be scarified before planting by rubbing on sandpaper or nicking with a knife, just barely breaking through the seed coat and exposing the white endosperm.
  • After scarification, soak seeds overnight in warm water.
  • Barely cover seed, tamp securely and keep very warm and evenly moist until germ. about a week or so.
  • Start seeds early indoors and transplant outdoors after frost.
  • Space plants 1 ft apart in full sun and fertile, fast-draining soils.
Organic. 20 seeds/pkt.

Features

  • Attracts Bees/Butterflies
  • Attracts Hummingbirds
  • Container Compatible
  • Does Not Require Support
  • Good for Drying
  • Greenhouse Compatible
  • Heat Tolerant
  • Open-Pollinated
  • Requires Summer Water
  • Suited to Warmer Climates
  • Useful for Ornamental

Characteristics

Brand Strictly Medicinal Seed Unit Sizes Seed Pack
Organic Status Certified Organic Product Plant Usage Attracts Bees/Butterflies, Culinary Herb, Medicinal Plant, Ornamental
Germination Requirements Light, Scarify, Soaking, Warmth Organic Certifier Oregon Tilth
Life Cycle Tender Perennial Planting Time Spring
Approximate Harvest Time Early Summer, Late Summer Ideal Soil Temperature 60-90°F
Sun Requirements Full Sun Useful Plant Part Flower
Growth Habit Upright Starting Location Start Indoors & Transplant
Brand Strictly Medicinal
Seed Unit Sizes Seed Pack
Organic Status Certified Organic Product
Plant Usage Attracts Bees/Butterflies, Culinary Herb, Medicinal Plant, Ornamental
Germination Requirements Light, Scarify, Soaking, Warmth
Organic Certifier Oregon Tilth
Life Cycle Tender Perennial
Planting Time Spring
Approximate Harvest Time Early Summer, Late Summer
Ideal Soil Temperature 60-90°F
Sun Requirements Full Sun
Useful Plant Part Flower
Growth Habit Upright
Starting Location Start Indoors & Transplant

Planting & Care

Soil & Water:

Planting & Growing:Seed must be scarified and soaked overnight in warm water. Plant, barely covered, and keep very warm and evenly moist until germination (about 1 week), Space plants 1 feet apart.

Harvesting & Storage:Haarvest flower and calyx to use fresh or dry for later use.

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Shipping Information

Shipping Weight: 0.01 lbs. Dimensions: 5"L x 2.625"W x 0.1"H

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