Wild Rosella (Hibiscus sabdariffa), is an introduced species that thrives in tropical and sub tropical areas of Australia from Cairns in the east through to Broome in the west and down as far as Coffs Coast in NSW.

The petals can be used for making jellies and dessert garnishes.  They have a tart flavour with a raspberry/rhubarb/plum quality.

The young fresh leaves are great in a mixed salad, as are the chopped fruit (calyx). The older leaves make a superb curry (a common dish in SE Asia). The calyx has a myriad of uses; sun dried as a tea, made into a magnificent jam that puts strawberry in the shade, stewed and served with the morning muesli or used in tarts and puddings, and prepared as a syrup for flavouring drinks.


  • Rosella and Pepperberry Sea Salt | Taste Australia Bush Food Shop
    Taste Australia

    Native Seasonings: Mountain Pepper & Rosella Seasoning

    Mountain Pepper & Rosella Seasoning Our blend of Southern Ocean Sea Salt, Rosella petals and Mountain Pepper. Delicious as a finishing and/or table seasoning
    $3.95 - $9.90 (Inc. GST)
    $3.95 - $9.90 (Ex. GST)
  • rosella flower tea flakes
    Taste Australia

    Rosella Flower Flakes

    Rosella flower flakes  NOTE: a kg of fresh flowers yields approx 44gm dried flakes Most commonly known for its use in champagne.  It works well in either sweet or savoury dishes and goes well with ginger, chilli, and sugar, and fruits such as...
    $3.26 - $112.00 (Inc. GST)
    $3.26 - $112.00 (Ex. GST)
  • Wild Rosella Iced Tea 50gm
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    Wild Rosella Iced Tea 50gm

    Wild Rosella Iced Tea - makes approx 2-3 litres 3 cups water (boiling) 1 packet Wild Rosella Iced Tea 6 cups water (room temperature) 3/4 cup sugar (or sugar substitute) 1 to 2 cups ice (if you need to serve it immediately) Bring...
    $6.30 (Inc. GST)
    $6.30 (Ex. GST)