Rosella ~ Seed packet, Eden Seeds

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Rosella ~ Eden Seed Packet

(Hibiscus sabdariffa)

Distinctive red stems, attractive light yellow flowers with deep red centres and open structure. Can grow anywhere in your garden. Cultivated for culinary and traditional medicinal purposes in many countries around the world. Will grow in almost any type of soil but do best in a well drained soil prepared with lots of organic matter and in full sun. Ideally needs 5 or 6 months of warm weather to produce to their full potential.

Seed count: 50-70/g.

Popularly used for jam making and preserves. Likes long growing season usually 6 months frost free. Native to tropical West Africa, annual bush to 2m. Sow after frost.

Rosella planting information:

When To Plant In Australia
Tropics: Aug-Mar
Subtropic: Sep-Mar
Mild: Oct-Feb
Cold/Frost: Nov-Dec
Seed Sowing
Plant space cm: 45
Row space cm: 90-120
Depth cm: 1
Best soil temp: 24-32 °C
Sow after frost: Yes
Other Info
Number of seeds per gram: 50-70
Rate per hectare: 2.2-2.5kg
Average days to maturity: 175



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