CRANBERRY HIBISCUS, ROSEMALLOW Acetosella
Hibiscus acetosella, the cranberry hibiscus or African rosemallow, is a flowering plant of the genus Hibiscus or rosemallow. Cranberry hibiscus is a member of a perennial group known as hardy hibiscus. In contrast to the tropical hibiscus, hardy hibiscus can tolerate colder conditions, are more vigorous, longer lasting, and have larger flowers. In colder climates, Hibiscus acetosella is easily an annual, but is often regarded as a perennial to zone 8–11. During one season, the plant can grow 90–170 cm (3.0–5.6 ft) tall and 75 cm (30 in) wide as a shrub-subshrub.
The foliage of cranberry hibiscus is similar to that of the Japanese maple. Leaf color is observed as a dark maroon.
Seeds germinate easily within 4–6 days in a container, and tend to grow rapidly. Light is not required for germination.
Hardiness zones: 8-11
Height: 90–170 cm (3.0–5.6 ft) tall
Location: Sun or part
Bloom time: Summer through fall
Safe: Considered safe, non-toxic to children and people! This is our research, though we still suggest you confirm this yourself.
Seeds per pack: 3
USA Restriction: Unfortunately these seeds are not permitted in the USA. If we shipped they could be seized by the border, and possible fines could be imposed (they consider the buyer to be importer). Please do not purchase this item if you live in USA. Thank you for your understanding. All other regions can safely order these seeds!
Germination: Obtain a planting container that has holes in the bottom for excess water to drain. Place the seeds just under the surface of your growing medium, and water. Keep in a warm location. Be sure to keep the soil moist during this entire germination period. Seeds germinate easily within 4–6 days in a container, and tend to grow rapidly. Light is not required for germination.