Rosella is a beautiful addition to our garden, these vague relatives of the Cotton bush have delightful red stems, red and green leaves, beautiful cream and crimson flowers, and finally the most visually interesting fruit in the garden.
The Rosella seeds are very viable, strike quickly and the plants settle into the garden strongly with a minimum of fussing.
Rosella thrive in relatively poor soil and tolerate the heat of summer with no issues.
You can eat the Rosella flowers, the buds, the young leaves, or use the flesh of the outer seed case for great jams and chutney’s.
The Rosella root can be eaten exactly the way you would eat parsnip.
Plenty of Jam and enough dried herb to enjoy as a tea enhancer for over a year.