Flower of an Hour (Hibiscus trionum)

Size: Packet: 50 seeds (0.12 gram)

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Flower of an Hour (Hibiscus trionum) - also called bladder hibiscus, bladder weed, or venice mallow - is an annual hibiscus family plant that forms multiple striking cream color blossoms with purple centers. Easy to start from seed, plants reach 4-5 feet tall and flowers give way to papery seed pods. Plants are frost sensitive.

Common Name:
Hibiscus / Jamaica / Red Roselle
Scientific Name:
Hibiscus sabdariffa
Light pink flowers give way to deep red fleshy lemon-flavored calyxes that can be peeled for tea or eaten.
Plant Lifespan:
Cold Hardiness:
Zone 9b
Light Requirements:
Full Sun (min. 6 hours a day)
Seed In:
Seeding Depth:
1/2 in.
Days to Sprout:
Optimal Soil Temperature (F):
Plant Spacing:
2-3 ft.

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