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Young plants ready for sale at a nurseryi
Flowers resemble those of cotton plant
Flowers turn darker pink as they age through the day
The red calyx may be eaten fresh or in a salad
These red calyces will be ready to be munched on in a day or so
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Determine Your Zone
5 - 10 feet
Sun, Part Sun
Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth:
Susceptible to insects
A perennial, but grown mostly as an annual. Does not bloom until the days become short in October. Hpowever, where winters are very mild, they will flower in spring after the short days of late winter. The calyx, at the base of each flower, edible and used in making juice, jam, jelly, and sauces.
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