Hibiscus cannabinus, Kenaf, Java Jute, Salad Hibiscus, Sleepy Hibiscus

Hibiscus cannabinus

Kenaf, Java Jute, Salad Hibiscus, Sleepy Hibiscus
Family: Malvaceae
USDA Zone: 9-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapLarge shrub 5-10 ft tallSmall plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeModerate waterYellow, orange flowersRed, crimson, vinous flowersWhite, off-white flowersEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.Subtropical or temperate zone plant. Mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Beautiful vinous flowers open in the morning, and by 3-4 pm they convolve into a curious fico-like knot. Flowers cover the bush several times a year. Very similar to H. acetosella, this edible hibiscus is rich of vitamin C. All parts of the plant are edible and can be used for delicious tea or in a salad. Very fast growing, forms a large bush in one season. Tolerates dry conditions. Grow your edible landscape in no time!

With proper care and protection, this plant can provide a striking display of color and texture in the garden year after year.

Seeds germinate easily and it is recommended to replace old woody leggy plants with new seedlings every couple years. Trimming is beneficial to keep a compact and bushy shape.

This species is often confused with H. furcellatus and sometimes offered in trade under that name.

Learn more about edible hibiscus: Most useful Hibiscus plants.

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