Roselle (Hibiscus sabdariffa) in the Hibiscus Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Plant Height: 8 feet or more
Fruiting Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Flowers: Showy
Bloom Size: 3"-4"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Uses: Medicinal Herb
Vegetable
Edible Parts: Leaves
Flowers
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Propagation: Seeds: Scarify seeds: Soak 24 hours.
Needs specific temperature: 75-80F
Depth to plant seed: 1/4 inch
Start indoors
Can handle transplanting
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Cuttings: Cane
Pollinators: Various insects
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger

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Beloved Around the World: the HibiscusBeloved Around the World: the Hibiscus
September 3, 2015

Love for hibiscuses extends literally around the world. There are several hundred species in this large genus of flowering annuals and perennials. Here we'll focus on three main flower types, three species, and their distinctive characteristics.

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Roselle (Hibiscus sabdariffa) was a featured
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Location: raised bedDate: 2017-10-22This is a quart of the Roselle calcyes or fruit which will be deh
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Location: Raised bed...Date: 2017-10-03Finally, the first bloom of the year.  Loaded with buds.
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Location: Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney, N.S.W., AustraliaDate: 2016-04-25
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Location: Bedford, MassachusettsDate: 2016-10-23
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Comments:
Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Mar 9, 2012 4:07 PM

This plant is an annual or perennial herb or woody-based subshrub, growing 7-8 feet tall. The leaves are deeply three- to five-lobed, 3-6 inches long, arranged alternately on the stems.

The flowers are 3–4 inches in diameter, white to pale yellow with a dark red spot at the base of each petal and have a stout fleshy calyx which becomes fleshy and bright red as the fruit matures. It takes about six months to mature.

The plant is considered to have anti-hypertensive properties. In some places, the plant is primarily cultivated for the production of bast fibre from the stem of the plant. The fiber may be used as a substitute for jute in making burlap.

Hibiscus, specifically Roselle, has been used in folk medicine as a diuretic, mild laxative, and treatment for cardiac and nerve diseases and cancer.
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Posted by Hazelcrestmikeb (Hazel Crest, IL - Zone 5b) on Nov 12, 2017 3:22 PM

Sorrell is a popular drink in the Carribbean during the Christmas season. Touching the outer layer of the pods and then touching your skin will cause severe itching.

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