Cranberry Hibiscus is a short-lived perennial shrub that thrives in the South East Queensland climate due to it preferring a warm and wet environment. The leaf colour is a deep cranberry red and looks wonderful as an ornamental in the garden. A very nutritious vegetable; the leaves are high in vitamins B3 (niacin), B2, A and C. Also high in protein and an excellent source of antioxidants and anthocyanins. Young leaves have a tart flavour, eaten either raw or cooked. As the leaves contain oxalic acid, cranberry hibiscus should not be eaten in large amounts, such as the only raw green vegetable in a salad or more than once a week.
Plant 60cm apart, the plant grows rapidly to 1.7m high, leaves look similar to a Japanese maple. Prefers full sun but will grow in part shade. Ample watering, rich, well-drained fertile soil that is kept mulched. Reponds well to pruning, becomes a bushy shrub.
Basilea Living Herbs
Basilea Farm, Burpengary grows pesticide-free Cranberry Hibiscus seedlings, available locally in Brisbane and Moreton Bay, South East Queensland, Australia.
Pot Size 50mm
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Choose a local Brisbane stockist for collection from the list below.
$8 delivery fee
Order by Wednesday each week, collect Friday
Find stockist addresses & opening hours
Annerley - Sam Coco Trading
Aspley - T-Bones Food Market
Chermside West - Rode Fresh
Everton Park - Charlie's Fresh Fruit
Kenmore - Kenmore Fresh
Oxley - Blunder Road Country Market
Paddington - Rosalie Gourmet Market
Rothwell - Northside Discount Fruit Barn
Samford Valley - Samford Valley Garden Centre
West End - The Stores Grocer
Windsor - Zone Fresh
Choose Burpengary - Basilea Farm for collection
$0 delivery fee
Order by Wednesday each week, collect Saturday, 9am-10am only from Basilea Farm, 135 Hawthorn Road, Burpengary