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Growing Rosella, also Queensland Jam Plant, Roselle

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02 Feb 20 Clive (Australia - temperate climate)
I have 11 big healthy rosella plants. No fruit or flowers are showing. Bit worried. Grown from seeds from last years plant as well as some seeds i bought off Ebay. Planted in trays Sept and transplanted into garden Oct 2019. Plants have grown quite big but are not flowering. Is it the extra heat this year? Will they still flower?
18 Feb 20 Clive (Australia - temperate climate)
Things are looking up. 19/02/2020. Buds are appearing on the bushes. First flower out this morning. Awesome
14 Feb 20 Linda (Australia - tropical climate)
Hi Clive, my Rossellas are pretty much at the same stage and I'm not expecting any flowering until the early early dry season perhaps late April.
03 Feb 20 Anon (Australia - temperate climate)
It does say 21-25 weeks from sowing. Middle of this month would be about 21 weeks. Hope they flower soon.
03 Feb 20 Another gardener (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
You may have over fertilised them. Usually when plants are really big and strong and not flowering etc they have had too much fertiliser especially N.

Things are looking up. 19/02/2020. Buds are appearing on the bushes. First flower out this morning. Awesome

- Clive

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