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Growing Rosella, also Queensland Jam Plant, Roselle

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Not recommended for growing in USA - Zone 5a regions

  • Sow in garden, or start in seed trays. Sow seed at a depth approximately three times the diameter of the seed. Best planted at soil temperatures between 68°F and 95°F. (Show °C/cm)
  • Space plants: 55 inches apart
  • Harvest in 21-25 weeks.
  • Compatible with (can grow beside): Feverfew, Coriander, Nasturtium and Hyssop

Your comments and tips

18 Jul 16, Luke (Australia - temperate climate)
Every year I get my Rosella plants online from They have them available around Sept. You can even email them and be on their waiting list too. Great quality plants and price
28 Jun 16, Emily Chu (Australia - temperate climate)
The Rosella trees grow very well. However the flower buds very tiny and fallen off after a while. Why is it so?
06 May 16, Peta (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
We have been growing rosella bushes and harvesting. They are starting to send out new shots down low. Can we cut them back and will they re shoot or do we need to pull out and stay again.
01 May 16, Marciano galicia (Australia - temperate climate)
My tip is the seeds of rosella is a good coffee. Very aroma
22 Apr 16, Sue (Australia - temperate climate)
Would these grow in perth,western australia
26 Apr 16, Evie (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
yes they would grow in WA, we grew them there when living in Bullsbrook
22 Mar 16, Leigh Baldo (Australia - temperate climate)
Hi, I am looking to plant Rosella plants later on in the year, and as I have free ranging chickens in the back yard - I am wondering if these plants are safe (non-toxic) if the chickens happen to nibble at them? Can't find anything when doing a web search! Cheers
04 May 16, Donna T (Australia - tropical climate)
My chookies love them,the leaves are edible for us as well
09 Mar 16, Paul Noonan (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
Will rosella trees grow where there is a frost,like at Roma Queensland sandy loam soil, I'm trying to work out what sort of fruit trees are suitable for that area.
05 Mar 16, Meryl (Australia - temperate climate)
Sounds like curl worm had the same problem with the first lot i tried to grow so bought a product from nursery calledSharp Shooter lawn grub and black beetle killer it worked a treat.
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