A small to medium sized shrub grown predominately for its fruit, the Rosella Hibiscus is a great addition to any herbalist or edible garden. With similar rounded habits to standard hibiscus, and producing beautiful showy yellow blooms, this plant grows best in rich well draining soil and requires regular watering whilst fruiting. The deep red, glossy fruit is the prize of this plant with its many nutritious properties and is used in making teas, syrups, and jams, as well as the fruit and young leaves being used in salads and cooking.
|Size — 135mm|
|Growth Width — 1m|
|Growth Height — 1m|
|Flower Colour — Yellow|
|Fruiting Period — January, February|
|Light Requirements — Full sun, Part Shade|
|Soil Requirements — Well drained soil|
Incorporate planting compost such as Active 8, 50:50 with existing soil at time of planting, and water with Harvest once a week for the first 6 weeks. Keep well mulched.
When growing in pots, ensure water soaks in deeply to the root area.
Lightly prune regularly in the warmer months to maintain shape and size.