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Growing Rosella, also Queensland Jam Plant, Roselle

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24 Apr 10 Maiju Ylistalo (United Kingdom - warm/temperate climate)
I don't actually live in United Kingdom, but it was closest to me, I live in Finland, in Northern Europe. Beautiful country with lots of forests and lakes. I googled "Rosella" since that's the name of my dear little sister only 6 years old. I found out it was a bird and was intiqued to see it's some sort of a plant or flower. I'd love to know a little bit more about it, if you can tell me something about the Rosella plant I'd be delighted!!! Have a beautiful autumn all of you, we are now eagerly waiting for the summer to come.. Greetings from the North!!!! <3 Maiju (pronounced My "u") :)
08 Jun 10 Manuela (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Hello Maiju, The Rosella plant is a beautiful dark red bush, and lovely dark pink flowers which turn into an edable fruit. The fruit makes beautiful jam and cordial (cordial is syrup like fluid which is mixed with water). You can Google Rosella receipies or Rosella Bush, which should give you fotos of it. This might help you further in fiding out about this plant. The Bush only bears fruit once, and needs to be cut out and a new one re-grown. All the best and greetings to the North, hope your summer arrives soon.
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