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Laurens, SC
(Zone 8a)

August 29, 2005
3:05 PM

Post #1727431

Anybody know what kind of Hibiscus it is that Mexicans use the flowers of for a drink they call
Jamaica (sounds like Ha mI ka)??

Boiled flower petals with sugar and chilled.

My husband is Mexican and LOVES this stuff--unfortuately the petals cost around $5 a pound!!! I would love to get some seed or a seedling or two of this. I need to get the right kind though!! Not sure if any of the other Hibiscus petals would work--might even be dangerous to try other ones??!! Thanks!!

Norwalk, IA
(Zone 5b)

August 29, 2005
9:21 PM

Post #1728103

Roselle hibiscus, I bought these in Mexico for about $2.00 a big bag full.Last for ages in an airtight container.

Hibiscus sabdariffa (annual ) in most places has the seeds ...listed under roselle. Enjoy!


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Laurens, SC
(Zone 8a)

August 30, 2005
2:07 PM

Post #1729318

Thanks Eclipse!! They do NOT last for ages at my house!! My husband drinks it like a fish "drinks" water!! hehehe He LOVES it!! I cannot afford those high prices however so I need to trade for seed or something. The seeds are $3 at this place. I think most nurseries that sell seeds overcharge QUITE a bit!! Bonnie
Deep East Texas, TX
(Zone 8a)

July 30, 2007
4:39 PM

Post #3796582

Did you find these seeds?

Does anyone have the roselle tea recipe to share?

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