Perennial shrub to 2 m with red cranberry leaves that are edible.
Has beautiful pink-red hibiscus flowers
The young leaves are more green and as they age they turn red
Flowers are used to colour teas or other drinks
In Central America, the flowers are combined with ice, sugar, lime juice and water to make a purple lemonade.
The young leaves have a slightly tart flavour and eaten either raw or cooked, they retain their colour. The leaves contain oxalic acid, and should only be eaten once a week or cooked
Plant in full sun or partial shade.
Can be grown from stem cutting or seed
Like rich well-drained soil
Prune hard after flowering to keep it neat and promote further growth and keep moist in hot weather.
Plant Sizes: 50mm Tube stock
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