Rose of Sharon - how to dry for tea??

dzr4(7)June 25, 2013

I want to dry my Rose of Sharon flowers but I'm not sure when or what part.
Do I do it before they open? while open? or after they're done blooming?

While they're open the pistil is all covered in pollen - seems like that would be weird to have in tea... Attached is a picture of what they are dropping after they bloom.

I have searched for this info - most sites just say use flowers fresh but I want to dry them... It's different than for regular Hibiscus (this page is great if you're looking for that info: http://blog.cherylsdelights.com/2013/03/harvesting-hibiscus/ )

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digdirt2(6b-7a No.Cent. AR HZ8 Sun-35)

I see you got an answer to your question over on the Hibiscus forum.. They would be they best source for the info so I hope that helped.

Dave

    Bookmark   July 4, 2013 at 3:19PM
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dzr4(7)

Oh but I'm glad you posted this because I didn't get (or missed) a notification for that post so hadn't seen it -Thanks!!

If anyone is looking here is the answer I got:

http://forums.gardenweb.com/forums/load/hibisc/msg0620071213514.html?29474

    Bookmark   July 4, 2013 at 3:31PM
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