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Roselle, Asian Sour Leaf (Hibiscus),

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Original price $3.59
Original price $3.59 - Original price $3.59
Original price $3.59
Current price $2.92
$2.92 - $2.92
Current price $2.92
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Pkt Size-Approx Seeds: 1.5 g / 10+ Seeds

Roselle Seeds, Asian Sour Leaf. (Hibiscus sabdariffa). This unique perennial can be grown as an annual in areas where it will not survive the winters. Sour Leaf Roselle is heat tolerant and typically cultivated in tropical and subtropical regions. The leaves, calyces, and flowers are all edible and flavorful. The Burmese call it 'chin baung ywat,' which translates to 'sour leaf.' Roselle can be an attractive container specimen in pots greater than 6 inches deep and wide. 70-90 day maturity.

To grow hibiscus seeds, start by nicking or sanding the seeds. This helps to get moisture into the seeds and improves germination. The hibiscus seeds can be nicked with a utility knife or sanded with a bit of fine-grain, plain sandpaper. After you have done this, soak the seeds in water overnight. The next step in propagating hibiscus from seeds is to place the seeds in the soil. The seeds should be planted twice as deep as they are big. Since hibiscus seeds tend to be small, you can use the tip of a pen or a toothpick to make the hole. Gently sprinkle or sift more soil over where you planted the hibiscus seeds. This is better than backfilling the holes because you will not inadvertently push the seeds deeper. Water the soil once the seeds are planted. You should see seedlings appear in one to two weeks, but it can take up to four weeks.

Pkt Size/Approx Seeds
1.5 g / 10+ Seeds

Each of our heirloom garden seeds is carefully hand-packaged, in an airtight bag, (proven to preserve freshness better than paper packets). Every packet is labeled with this season's information, along with growing tips and germination tests.

To ensure safe delivery, each order of more than 3 packets is sent in a bubble mailer. Orders of 3 or fewer items are sent USPS First Class envelope, unless you have chosen the "safer shipping" upgrade.