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Hibiscus - Roselle (Hibiscus sabdariffa) Edible Leaf 2G

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Roselle, Jamaican Sorrel, Florida Cranberry (Hibiscus sabdariffa) - Live Plant ๐ŸŒบ

Ships in a 2-gallon pot

๐ŸŒฑ Looking for a unique and tasty addition to your edible garden? Consider Roselle, also known as Jamaican Sorrel or Florida Cranberry (Hibiscus sabdariffa). This vibrant live plant ships in a 2-gallon pot and thrives in Florida's hot climate, reaching an average mature height of 4 feet under full sun and well-draining soil.

Key Information:

  • ๐ŸŒฑ Size: Ships in a 2-gallon pot
  • ๐ŸŒ Growing Zones: Suitable for zones 8-11; Grown as an annual in colder regions
  • ๐ŸŒฑ Growth Habits: Thrives in full sun and well-draining soil

Flavor Profile:

Roselle is best known for its tart edible leaves and flower calyxes, which are packed with antioxidants and offer a variety of culinary delights. The fleshy red calyces are particularly popular and can be used fresh to make wine, juice, jam, jelly, syrup, gelatin, pudding, cakes, ice cream, flavors, and more. They can also be dried and brewed into tea, used as a spice, or added to desserts, providing a zesty, rhubarb-like flavor.

Culinary Uses & Applications:

  • ๐Ÿท Fresh calyces for wine, juice, jam, jelly, syrup, gelatin, pudding, cakes, and more
  • โ˜• Dried calyces for tea and spice
  • ๐Ÿฅ— Young leaves and tender stems in salads or as cooked greens
  • ๐Ÿ› Added to curries for seasoning
  • โ˜• Seeds roasted and ground for soups, sauces, or coffee substitutes
  • ๐ŸŒฑ Edible young roots (although fibrous)

Medicinal Uses & Applications:

Roselle offers various health benefits, including aiding digestion, acting as a mild laxative, and promoting urination. It's known for its cooling properties, making it a refreshing herb during hot weather. The leaves and flowers are used as a tonic tea for digestive and kidney functions, while heated leaves can be applied to skin issues like cracks, boils, and ulcers. The calyces and seeds also have diuretic and laxative properties.

Planting and Care:

  • ๐Ÿก Where to Plant: Choose a sunny spot in your garden with well-draining soil.
  • ๐ŸŒฑ How to Plant: Plant Roselle seeds or seedlings at a depth of 1/4 inch in rich, well-draining soil. Space them 3 feet apart to allow room for growth.
  • ๐Ÿ’ง Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged.
  • ๐ŸŒฟ Care: Regularly prune to encourage bushier growth. Apply organic mulch to retain soil moisture and suppress weeds.
  • โ›” Frost Warning: Roselle is only perennial in zones 9a-11. In colder regions, it's grown as an annual. Save seeds for future planting.

Ideal for:

Gardeners looking for a versatile and beneficial addition to their garden. Food enthusiasts seeking unique culinary experiences and health-conscious individuals.

Not Ideal for:

Regions experiencing frost (Roselle is only perennial in zones 8-11); however, it can be grown as an annual in colder regions, with seeds saved for future planting.

The Intriguing History of Roselle:

Let's take a journey back in time to explore the fascinating history of Roselle. This plant has left its mark on various cultures, and its story is as vibrant as its crimson calyces.

๐ŸŒ Around the World: Roselle's history spans continents. Originating in Africa, Roselle made its way to Southeast Asia and the Caribbean through trade routes. Today, it's cherished in gardens worldwide.

๐Ÿ“œ Ancient Traditions: In ancient Egypt, Roselle was so highly regarded that its calyces were used as offerings to the pharaohs. Its journey continued to ancient Sudan, where the plant was celebrated for its culinary and medicinal value.

๐Ÿšข The Caribbean Connection: Roselle's voyage across the Atlantic Ocean brought it to the Caribbean, where it became an integral part of local cuisine. Jamaican Sorrel, a popular Christmas drink, features Roselle's tart calyces as a key ingredient.

๐ŸŒฑ Health and Healing: Throughout history, Roselle's medicinal properties were recognized. It was used to treat various ailments, from digestive issues to skin conditions, earning its place in traditional medicine.

Enhance Your Garden with Roselle:

Roselle isn't just a tasty addition to your garden; it's also a source of nutrition and natural remedies. Add this versatile plant to your garden and enjoy its culinary delights and health benefits.

For local customers, Roselle is available for pickup at our Central Florida nursery located at 34610, just north of Tampa. (link to address & details).

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*Please be advised that our online store selections are NOT available for pickup at our retail location in Spring Hill, Florida.

Inventory for our online store is located at a separate facility and are priced and handled exclusively for packaging & shipping.
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, including countless more nursery selections ready for pickup - larger sizes and wider variety of plants not suitable for nationwide delivery.

1. Shipping Stress: Transportation can be stressful for plants, particularly when they spend several days in a confined, dark environment. It’s common for plants to experience leaf drop during this period. Rest assured, most plants typically recover quickly and thrive with minimal aftercare. However, some may need extra attention, love, and care, requiring appropriate watering and exposure to gentle light post-unboxing.

2. Potential Physical Damage: Despite our dedicated efforts to ensure that your plants are securely packaged, they may incur damage during shipping and handling by UPS. Rest assured, our shipping team is committed to packing your selections with utmost care and precision to minimize any potential harm.

  • For significant box damage, please reach out to UPS within 30 days to initiate a claim.

  • For minor damages, such as a broken branch or stem, we advise allowing the plant time to recover and regenerate with proper care and attention.

3. Long-Distance Shipping Considerations: Orders shipped over long distances, particularly to the western US, may take 3 - 5 business days to arrive due to various factors, including agricultural inspections in Arizona, California, and Texas. Such extended transit times can be particularly challenging for tender, young plants, affecting their quality due to prolonged confinement.

  • We take additional measures during packaging to facilitate a swift recovery of the plants upon unboxing.

  • Initial extra care and attention might be required over the first few weeks post-transport.

For further guidance, kindly review our detailed policies on returns and refunds, as well as our comprehensive plant care guide. We appreciate your understanding and patience in nurturing your new plants.


๐ŸŒฟ Important Shipping Information

Please take a moment to review our shipping protocols designed to ensure your plants arrive in optimal condition.

  • Countdown Clock: At the top of our online store, you'll notice a countdown clock. This tool helps communicate our weekly shipping schedule, providing clarity on when you can expect your orders to be dispatched.

  • Shipping Schedule: Our nursery, located in the heart of Central Florida, ships orders once weekly, every Monday. This is a strategic decision to prevent packages from being stationary over the weekends, ensuring that our plants travel as swiftly as possible across the country, even reaching as far as California.

  • Shipping Method: At present, we offer ground shipping rates to meet various needs while maintaining the well-being of our plants during transit.

  • Our Dedicated Team: We are a boutique nursery with a passionate team. Our members wear many hats, contributing to shipping, nursery operations, and engaging in valuable local projects. As we blossom and expand, rest assured that enhancing and streamlining our processes remains a priority to serve you better




Terms and Conditions for Purchasing Live Plants


1. Understanding of Shipping Stress

By purchasing live plants from our store, the customer acknowledges that transportation can be stressful for plants. It is common for plants to undergo leaf drop or experience other temporary issues during shipping. However, it is understood that most plants recover quickly with adequate care and attention post-shipping.

2. Awareness of Potential Physical Damage

Customers acknowledge that despite our best efforts in packaging, there may be occurrences of damage during shipping and handling. For substantial damages to the package, customers agree to contact UPS within 30 days to initiate a claim.

3. Acknowledgement of Long-Distance Shipping Considerations

Customers recognize that shipments, especially those directed to the western US, may be subjected to longer shipping durations of 3-5 business days. Customers agree to provide necessary care to the plants, recognizing that the quality of the plants may be affected due to prolonged shipping times.

4. Agreement with Shipping Information and Schedule

Customers, by making a purchase, have reviewed and agreed upon our shipping protocols and schedules. They acknowledge the presence of a countdown clock on the website and our once-weekly shipping policy every Monday, recognizing the rationale behind avoiding weekend layovers for the plants.

5.Extreme Weather Conditions

Customers acknowledge that our store is not responsible for damage or loss of live plants due to extreme weather conditions during transit and delivery. This includes exposure to cold or freezing temperatures during the winter months and extreme heat during the summer. We provide tracking information when orders are processed every Monday to ensure customers are aware of the delivery schedule. It is the customer's responsibility to prevent packages from being left outside in conditions that may cause damage. Our store does not accept responsibility for any adverse effects caused by weather conditions beyond our control.

6. No Refund Policy

Customers agree that refunds are only processed under exceptional circumstances. Our store will not be held responsible for poor plant choices relative to location suitability, extreme conditions during and/or post-shipment, and improper post-purchase plant care.

7. Responsibility of Care

Upon purchase, customers agree to assume full responsibility for the ongoing care of the plants. This includes, but is not limited to, appropriate watering, exposure to suitable light, and adherence to specific care instructions pertinent to each plant type.

8. Consent

By proceeding with this purchase, customers consent to all the terms and conditions stated above, confirming understanding and agreement to all stipulations mentioned.

These terms and conditions aim to ensure clarity, mutual understanding, and agreement between the seller and the customer to facilitate a smooth transaction and foster a positive customer experience.

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