Not recommended for growing in New Zealand - cool/mountain regions
This frost tender annual grows to a height of 2 metres. It is grown for its red fruit which make delicious jam or jelly.
Rosella needs a growing season of at least 6 months warm weather so is best suited to tropical or sub-tropical areas. Can be started under glass in cooler areas. Water well and give a dressing of fertiliser when flowering starts.
The large flowers produce a crimson enlarged calyx.
Use the fleshy red calyx, without the green seed pod to make jam or jelly.
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