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
There are no material uses listed for Hibiscus acetosella.
There are no medicinal uses listed for Hibiscus acetosella.
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 April might work, though if the summer is cool the plants might not flower and set seed.
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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
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? 1.01.11.2 Facciola. S. Cornucopia - A Source Book of Edible Plants. Kampong Publications ISBN 0-9628087-0-9 (1990-00-00)
? 2.02.12.2 Cribb. A. B. and J. W. Wild Food in Australia. Fontana ISBN 0-00-634436-4 (1976-00-00)
? 3.03.13.2 Huxley. A. The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992. MacMillan Press ISBN 0-333-47494-5 (1992-00-00)
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