24+ Seeds per pack with detailed growing instructions included from Onalee's Seeds
Fast growing. Seeds can be planted outdoors in USDA zones 8-11. Farther north (to zone 6), start seeds indoors and transplant outside after all danger of frost. Roselle can be a short-lived perennial in zones 10 and 11 otherwise it is grown as an annual. Full Sun. Well-draining soil
Calyxes used to make Jamaican Tea and jams/jellies..They have a cranberry taste. Blooms in the Fall. Will reach 8 feet tall in one season. Fast growing hedge.
Fifty years ago it was widely grown in Florida as a summertime hedge and for its edible calyces and I don't know why it still isn't! The dark green leaves contrast nicely with the red stems and petioles, making it a beautiful specimen even before it starts to bloom.
In the fall the plants EXPLODE with flowers that start the day yellow with a light blush of pink and end the day as a dark, dusty rose color. Although each flower is only about 3" across and lasts only a day, they bushes are covered in new flowers each day.