Echium 'Red Rocket'

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 8b -9.4 °C (15 °F) to -6.7 °C (20 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 10b
Plant Height: 4 to 6 feet
Plant Spread: 2 to 3 feet
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Other: Dark pink or strawberry-red.
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Needs specific temperature: 65ºF-70ºF
Days to germinate: 2 to 3 weeks
Depth to plant seed: Shallowly sow at depth of approximately 1/8 inch and lightly cover with soil.

a/k/a Tower of Jewels

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Location: Chicago Botanical GardensDate: 2017-05-22a/k/a Tower of Jewels
By Fleur569
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