(Hibiscus sabdariffa) Highly productive strain, great for Deep South growers. Louise Divine and Herman Holley of Turkey Hill Farm in Tallahassee, Florida have grown many different roselles, and say this is the best for them, bearing loads of large, dark red calyxes from September through November. Here in Virginia, the large plants are 12-18 in. taller than Thai Red Roselle, but flower 6 weeks later, so it may not make sizable calyxes before frost.

Growing instructions: Frost-tender perennial. Germination: 75-85°F, 7-14 days. Transplant after last frost. Full sun. 4-5.5 ft. tall. Space plants 3-6 ft. apart -- the wider the spacing, the more calyxes will ripen.

Read more about the health benefits of roselle in this Mother Earth News article.
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