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Roselle Hibiscus

Roselle Hibiscus

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Discover the Joy of Growing Roselle Hibiscus (Cranberry Hibiscus) - A Garden Gem with Culinary and Health Marvels

Embrace the vibrant beauty and diverse utility of Roselle Hibiscus (Hibiscus sabdariffa), a stunning addition to any garden that promises not just aesthetic appeal but a bounty of healthful and culinary rewards. Known for its cranberry-flavored calyces and striking flowers, this plant is a tropical delight that doubles as a nutritional powerhouse.

Cultivation and Care

Roselle Hibiscus thrives in warm, sunny environments, making it perfect for USDA zones 6b-11. This resilient plant prefers well-draining, fertile soil and requires regular watering to establish deep root systems, which are crucial for withstanding dry periods.

  • Growth Habit: With a potential to reach 3-5 feet in height and width, Roselle provides a lush, green backdrop to any garden space. Its dark green, maple-like leaves and vibrant, hibiscus-shaped flowers create a tropical ambiance.
  • Harvest Time: Harvest the calyces when they are firm to the touch and fully colored but before they become woody, typically about 6 weeks after flowering.

Harvesting and Uses

The calyces of the Roselle plant are renowned for their tart, cranberry-like flavor, making them an excellent choice for a variety of culinary applications:

  • Tea: Create refreshing teas that can be enjoyed hot or cold.
  • Culinary Uses: Utilize the calyces in jams, sauces, and baking to add a unique flavor.
  • Edible Leaves: The leaves are also edible, adding a tangy zest to salads and dishes.

Health Benefits

Rich in Vitamin C, antioxidants, and minerals, Roselle Hibiscus supports:

  • Immune Health: Enhances the body's resistance to illness.
  • Digestion: Aids in the digestive process.
  • Blood Pressure: May help in managing blood pressure levels.
  • Anti-inflammatory Properties: Offers benefits for overall well-being.

Join the Roselle Revolution

Whether you're a seasoned gardener looking for something unique or a culinary enthusiast eager to explore new flavors and health benefits, Roselle Hibiscus offers a world of possibilities. Its ease of cultivation, stunning appearance, and multipurpose use make it the perfect plant to add vibrancy and vitality to your garden and kitchen. Start your Roselle Hibiscus journey today!

Shipping Live Plants

Live plants, particularly annual vegetables, can be quite delicate. To ensure their safe arrival in optimal condition, we take several precautionary measures:

  1. Rigorous hardening off process: We prepare the plants to be resilient enough for their journey by gradually acclimating them to outdoor conditions.

  2. Application of organic prebiotics and supplements: We treat plants with natural products to enhance their health and vigor before they make the journey.

  3. Development of a strong root system: We prioritize cultivating a robust root system so the plants can quickly adapt and flourish upon arrival.

  4. Custom packing materials: We use specially designed packing materials to secure and protect the plants during transit, minimizing the risk of damage and ensuring they arrive in the best possible condition.

Our live plants are sold in 3-inch pots and can be shipped to all US states, with the exception of Alaska, Hawaii, California, Oregon, and Washington state. We utilize Priority Mail for shipping to ensure a speedy delivery and ship only on Mondays to ensure no plants languish in mailrooms over the weekend. Our packaging is for 3 plants; thus, flat rate shipping is in multiples of 3 plants for $14, and it will auto-populate at checkout.  

Picture from Johnnys Selected Seeds, used with Permission

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