Past Plants of the Day forum: of the Day: Roselle (Hibiscus sabdariffa)

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Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Region: Gulf Coast Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the first seed swap I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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Horntoad
Dec 15, 2015 6:01 PM CST
Today's plant of the day for Hibiscus is Roselle (Hibiscus sabdariffa).

This plant can be found in the ATP Plant Database at:
Roselle (Hibiscus sabdariffa) .

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Roselle (Hibiscus sabdariffa)
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Name: Taqiyyah
Maryland (Zone 7a)
Container Gardener Winter Sowing Plant and/or Seed Trader Roses Salvias Seed Starter
Vegetable Grower Region: Mid-Atlantic
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lovesblooms
Dec 16, 2015 10:15 AM CST
My favorite of the hibiscus family so far, hands down. Not because it's gorgeous--although it is very pretty--but because of its special use after the flowers. In fall it's like dessert after the harvest here in Maryland--the very last things we picked when I grew it successfully year before last. Me and the little ones loved finding the plump calyxes, which stained our fingers and everything else red. We used some of them, but mostly it was an experiment. I tried again this past year but didn't get a sprout. I will be trying again this coming season.

They don't really take off until midsummer when it's very hot, and like all hibiscus love their water. We got A LOT (maybe a pound) of calyxes from three plants.
Name: Judy
Simpsonville SC (Zone 7b)
Plant and/or Seed Trader Peonies Garden Ideas: Level 1 Celebrating Gardening: 2015 I helped beta test the first seed swap
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SCButtercup
Dec 16, 2015 9:02 PM CST
what did you do with the calyxes?
Name: Taqiyyah
Maryland (Zone 7a)
Container Gardener Winter Sowing Plant and/or Seed Trader Roses Salvias Seed Starter
Vegetable Grower Region: Mid-Atlantic
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lovesblooms
Dec 17, 2015 9:36 AM CST
We steeped them in tea. They're fleshy, with a tart flavor.
Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Region: Gulf Coast Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the first seed swap I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Tip Photographer Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level Hibiscus
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Horntoad
Dec 17, 2015 2:04 PM CST
Just wanted to remind everyone that Hibiscus sabdariffa is plant of the day. Posting a local report can earn you an acorn. Also I often award extra acorns at random, for post made in any of the plant of the day threads.
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