Abelmoschus manihot – Edible hibiscus

£7.00

Fast-growing shrub mallow that is widespread from Nepal to Australia and all of Southeast Asia. Flowers and leaves are edible, both raw and cooked. The plant, and especially the bark, is used medicinally as an anti-inflammatory agent. The large, yellow, propeller-like flowers are edible when young and in bud. In Asian countries, this species is often planted as a living, edible hedge. You can overwinter the plants in a cool frost-free place, in the process they will lose their leaves. In warm winter it stays green. The leaves taste similar to okra and are rich in high-quality protein. The large leaves can be used as a “wrap” like vine or cabbage leaves.

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Description

Fast-growing shrub mallow that is widespread from Nepal to Australia and all of Southeast Asia. Flowers and leaves are edible, both raw and cooked. The plant, and especially the bark, is used medicinally as an anti-inflammatory agent. The large, yellow, propeller-like flowers are edible when young and in bud. In Asian countries, this species is often planted as a living, edible hedge. You can overwinter the plants in a cool frost-free place, in the process they will lose their leaves. In warm winter it stays green. The leaves taste similar to okra and are rich in high-quality protein. The large leaves can be used as a “wrap” like vine or cabbage leaves.

Additional information

Weight 1.00 kg