Distinctive red stems, attractive light yellow flowers with deep red centres and open structure. Can grow anywhere in your garden. Cultivated for culinary and traditional medicinal purposes in many countries around the world. Will grow in almost any type of soil but do best in a well drained soil prepared with lots of organic matter and in full sun. Ideally needs 5 or 6 months of warm weather to produce to their full potential.
Seed count: 50-70/g.
Popularly used for jam making and preserves. Likes long growing season usually 6 months frost free. Native to tropical West Africa, annual bush to 2m. Sow after frost.
Rosella planting information:
|Plant space cm:||45|
|Row space cm:||90-120|
|Best soil temp:||24-32 °C|
|Sow after frost:||Yes|
|Number of seeds per gram:||50-70|
|Rate per hectare:||2.2-2.5kg|
|Average days to maturity:||175|