mature height; 2-3 feetAnnual. Heirloom. Once it's pretty blossoms are spent, just pick and air dry the teardrop-shaped flower calyxes for delicious ruby- colored tea with a floral, berry aroma and well balanced, cranberry-like flavor. Planting and growing information can be found on the seed packet image. While Renee's Garden seeds are not all certified organic, they do not sell treated or GMO seeds and have signed the "Safe Seed Pledge". This seedline features unique varieties personally selected by Renee Shepherd for use in the kitchen or in bouquets.
- Attracts Bees/Butterflies
- Attracts Hummingbirds
- Does Not Require Support
- Edible Flower
- Good for Drying
- Greenhouse Compatible
- Heat Tolerant
- Requires Summer Water
- Suited to Warmer Climates
- Useful in Dye Making
|Seed Unit Sizes
||Attracts Bees/Butterflies, Ornamental
|Approximate Harvest Time
||Late Summer, Early Fall, Late Fall
|Ideal Soil Temperature
|Useful Plant Part
||Start Indoors & Transplant
||6.1 - 8.0
Planting & Care
Soil & Water:Hibiscus thrive in sunny, very warm areas in rich and well-drained soil, add add aged manure or compost to the bed. Seedlings should be kept moist, but not soggy.
Planting & Growing: Indoors sow seeds 1/2 inch deep and 1 inch apart in seed starting mix. Keep very warm and moist with a strong light source until ready to transplant outdoors. When 2 inches tall, transplant individual seedlings to 4 inch pots. Maintain 65-70 degree temperature. Feed with half strength liquid fertilizer every 2 weeks. Gradually acclimate to outdoors.
Transplant seedlings 8-12 inches apart. Pinch tops when 10 inches tall to encourage bushy form.
If container grown, choose pots 18 inches in diameter and depth.
Harvesting & Storage:After flowers finish blooming, harvest the calyx at the base of the blossom. Snap off calyxes and dry in a single layer.
Shipping Weight: 0.01 lbs.
Dimensions: 4.5"L x 3.125"W x 0.1"H