Hibiscus acetosella


Cranberry Hibiscus, False Roselle

With edible, maple-shaped leaves, this bush is very attractive in the garden with its burgundy to dark red/purple color. A perfect warm weather edible.

USDA Hardiness Zones: 8-11
Deciduous/Evergreen: Deciduous
Plant Type: Perennial
Years to Bear Fruit/Edible Qualities: Flowers are used in teas and the leaves are a sweet cranberry taste making a great addition to any salad.
Full Size: 6'-10' bushy shrub
Cold Tolerance: Dormant during winter
Light Requirements: Full Sun to Partial
Drought Tolerance/Watering: Once established, average watering is needed. Maintain watering once to twice per week during drought
Soil & Site Requirements: Will thrive in a variety of soils. Provide a well drained spot.
Links: http://www.eattheweeds.com/false-roselle/