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Rosella Seeds

Rosella Seeds

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(Hibiscus sabdariffa) - Organically Grown

Rosella is believed to have been brought to Australia by Indonesian fishermen from its initial home in Sri Lanka. Despite being the same species, Australia's Rosella variety has evolved over thousands of years to contain distinct characteristics from that of the Hibiscus sabdariffa found in New Guinea, Indonesia and China. In the natural environment, this edible hibiscus grows in the forests, rainforests and sand dunes of our northern tropical regions. Rosella calyxes are deep red in colour and high in vitamin C, and boast a pleasant tart-sweet taste when used in salads, jellies, sauces, jams, cordials, syrups, teas and wine. They are often found in stores, either preserved in syrup or liquid, or as an attractive and flavouring addition to cocktails, white wine or champagne. Toasted and ground Rosella seeds can also be used as a flour substitute, and the young leaves can be steamed or stir-fried.


How To Sow

Sow in seed raising trays and transplant at 3cm high to garden. Space plants 20cm apart.

When To Sow

Summer to Spring

Where to Sow

They thrive in sandy, loam and chalk soils. They prefer to be in full sun but will tolerate partial shade well. The best flower colour occurs in a sunny position. When the base clump of foliage starts to get congested it's best to divide the plants into three and replant.

Seeds per Packet

approx. 45 seeds

Seed Germination Period

10 to 21 days

Companion Plants

Lavender, yarrow, catmint, cabbage

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