What are the pros? Withstands harsh sun
What are the cons? Can be a little "buggy"
I planted this when we moved out here, not sure whether or not it would grow. Then I watched in helpless horror as every other tea-type flower I planted in my dedicated tea garden burned, wilted, shriveled, turned to dust and blew away in the incessant wind. Not the roselle though. It grew. Then it grew some more. It created a shade barrier and I was able to late plant a bergamot that survived in the blessed shade.
I don't know how many seedlings survived, because it is currently a big bushy uncontrolled GORGEOUS mass in my garden, but it is less than a year old and producing hundreds of calyxes. I've already made a pint of jelly, and it's still chugging away.
Next year, I am putting more of these guys in. Not only are they lovely and useful (seriously y'all, roselle jam is amazing stuff) but they're great shields for extreme sun and wind.
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