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Common Name: False Roselle
Hibiscus acetosella is a Annual/Perennial
It has edible uses.
E. and C. Africa.
Prefers a well-drained humus rich fertile soil in full sun[
A frost-tender plant but it can be grown as an annual in temperate zones[
Leaves - raw or cooked. Added to salads or used in soups, stews etc[
]. They can be cooked with other foods to give them an acid sorrel-like flavour[
Root - it is edible but is very fibrousy[
]. Mucilaginous, without very much flavour[
Seed - sow early spring in a warm greenhouse. Germination is usually quite rapid. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and plant them out into their permanent positions in early summer. Give them some protection until they are growing away well.
A sowing outdoors in situ during mid spring might work, though if the summer is cool the plants might not flower and set seed.