Basics

Ease of Growing
Moderate
Grown as
Annual
Days to Maturity
90-100 (Spring/Summer)
Growing Habit
-
Hardiness
Tender

Tender perennial usually grown as an annual. Very frost sensitive. 

Crops
Spring Transplant
Growing Season
Long
Cultivar Type
-
Growing Conditions
Warm, Hot

Prefers full sun, high humidity, and protection from wind. The plants prefer soil rich in organic matter. Thai Red is day-length sensitive and flowers mid-August, while other varieties don't flower until October.

Outdoor Growing Temp
55°F - 95°F
Min Outdoor Soil Temp
65°F

Wait to plant until the soil has reached at least 65˚ F.

Start Indoors
Yes
Start Outdoors
No
Light
Sun: min. 6 hours daily (Warm, Hot)

Plant prefers full sun and is not shade tolerant.

Water
Moderate

Keep soil evenly moist.

Feeder
Moderate

Roselle likes rich soil.

Suitability
High heat
Small Gardens?
Yes
Containers?
Yes, but will need a large one, like a half wine barrel
Attracts beneficial insects?
Yes
Color
Red
Fruit Size
-"
Plant Height
36.0-60.0"
Plant Diameter
24.0-36.0"
Hardiness Zone
9-11
Disease Resistance
Taste Profile

Roselle is mainly grown for the sour flavored calyx, which is used as flavoring for tea, sauces, cakes, pickles and more.

The creamy-white flowers and young leaves are edible and have a citrus tang.