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Hibiscus Syriacus - 25 Seeds - Rose of Sharon

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Hibiscus Syriacus - Rose of Sharon

25 Seeds

Originally native to eastern China and across India, the Hibiscus plant is now naturalised across the world. An upright shrub, it can reach up to 4m in height, with leaves that appear at the beginning of summer, around 7-8cm long and tri-lobed with toothed margins. The flowers last for only a day, trumpet shaped, up to 8cm in diameter, each with five petals in solid colours from white to red to purple with often a dark pink coloured throat and white pistil. Though the flowers are short lived, shrubs produce numerous buds, with flowering being continuous over the blooming period, typically July through September.

Young leaves can be eaten raw or cooked, as can the flowers, and a tea can be made from the leaves. Historically the hibiscus was used medicinally to treat bowel and menstrual issues. Please consult a GP before using in a medicinal context.

Hardy to around -10°C once established.