Hibiscus syriacus Diana | Shrub Althea | 10_Seeds

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These seeds are from Hibiscus syriacus Diana. Growing up to 10 feet high this plant likes to live in sun to partial shade where its white blossoms are on display from the middle of Summer until early Fall. The flowers, leaves and roots are edible and are normally found in salads or used as vegetables. The leaves can also be dried and used to make a tea. The younger the leaves and flowers the more tender they are. The roots are fibrous and lacking much flavor, but if you know how to season things it can be delicious. Hibiscus plants in general are a nectar source for the Cloudless Sulphur, Orbed Sulphur, Disguised Scrub-Hairstreak, Yojoa Scrub-Hairstreak, Dukes Skipper, Large Orange Sulphur, White Angled-Sulphur, Yellow Angled-Sulphur, and Monk butterflies, and larval hosts for the Bumelia Webworm and Pearly Wood-nymph moths, and the Cloudless Sulphur butterfly.USDA Hardiness Zones 5 to 8.