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Thai Red Roselle

         
 
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(Hibiscus sabdariffa) A valuable plant for making cranberry-flavored bright red beverages, jelly, pie and tea. Much grown in Asia and the mid-east as the flavor is wonderful. A tasty sauce can be made by boiling and sweetening the fleshy calyxes; the leaves are also used to make a drink. The entire plant of this Hibiscus is red and very beautiful. Start early, unless you live in the far-south. Citrus-flavored flowers are delicious on frozen deserts. This plant has too many uses to name here. Collected in Thailand.
 
Thai Red Roselle
Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 44
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 2.5

88.6% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
VaVaVaVa
Location:
Norfolk, VA, United States
Date:
June 16, 2016
          4.0
 
Grows very fast
Easy to Grow 3.5
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to sprout

What are the cons? Didn't get any flowers :(

Review:

Really easy to sprout. I planted too many thinking some might not grow, but I ended up with more plants than I knew what to do with. I suggest a very large pot if you are going to try and grow them on a patio. Had a hard time keeping up with their growth, they grow quickly, but probably need to be outside. I didn't get any flowers but the greenery is very pretty, I started them on a shelf facing an eastern window and they took over, seems like they like the early day sunshine.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
LostAcreFarm
Location:
Bel Air, MD, United States
Date:
June 7, 2016
          5.0
 
Beautiful bloom elusive
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 1.5
 

What are the pros? Beautiful plant

What are the cons? Elusive blooms

Review:

This is my third year trying Roselle. First year, plants grew beautifully and loaded with buds by September but frost hit before any of them bloomed. Second year I grew 2 in large pots so I could move them into greenhouse in the fall but they failed in the pots (gradually deteriorated and finally died). This year I planted the seeds in quart pots Feb 25, kept in the greenhouse and didn't transplant to garden until late May due to a very rainy May in our area (Maryland). Plants were almost 3 feet tall at transplanting and had many buds which surprised me due to previous years' experiences and comments from other reviewers that the plants need short days to initiate bloom. Perhaps the gloomy sunless days of May and the heat in the greenhouse forced an early bloom?? First flower bloomed June 4, so I will finally get to try those calyxes everyone raves about!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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15 out of 16 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
beachkrp
Location:
lamar, AR, United States
Date:
February 21, 2016
          2.0
 
Day length sensitive
Easy to Grow 1.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to germinate

What are the cons? Day length

Review:

For those growers who were afraid that they started them too late or that it requires too long of a season, the issue may really be the day-length sensitivity that affects many tropical plants. Day length sensitivity means that the hormones that make the plant bloom are not released if the plant receives more than 13 hours of sunlight a day. I got my first bloom this year on November 20, the day before the first frost which was three weeks later than last year's first frost. That means that the plant will not bloom until late September or October and as is the case with most tropical plants they will not survive the first frost and most people outside of California, there isn't enough time between the first blossom and the first killing frost for the plant to produce. One suggestion would be to put the plants in the shade of a building where it gets plenty of shade so that it might bloom in time to produce before frost or in blocks so it will produce its own shade

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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17 out of 17 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
A
Location:
Pottsville, PA, United States
Date:
January 25, 2016
          5.0
 
Lovely
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Great color, delicious leaves

What are the cons? n/a

Review:

I started these early indoors and every seed germinated, transplanted them into solo cups.. and then never got around to planting them in the ground at the proper time. In the cups they grew to 2 - 3 feet tall, and when I finally put them in the garden in July or August they were root bound but still grew another foot. No flowers, but maybe that's my fault? Even without the blooms the plants were beautiful with bright green leaves and red stems. The leaves taste like sour cherries or strawberries, and I enjoyed picking them off to eat as I walked past. I'll be growing these again next summer for the leaves to use in salads, and if they end up blooming, great! If not, I won't be disappointed.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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17 out of 17 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
TS
Location:
Raleigh, NC, United States
Date:
December 26, 2015
          5.0
 
Beautiful edible plant
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros? Highly ornamental

What are the cons? I killed them

Review:

Grown in 5 gallon containers. Only one seed in the pack failed to germinate. They grew 4-5' tall by early August (still no flowers), and I received a lot of compliments on their appearance. Unfortunately I foliar fed them one time using the standard 1 TBS per gallon of seaweed extract, and they went into shock and did not fully recover. The rest of my garden loves it and the Roselles were the only plants affected. Will definitely grow again next year.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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