Wow is all you can say when you see these architectural beauties in flower. Red Rocket is a hybrid between Echium Wildpretii and Echium Pininana 'Pink Fountain'. A tender biennial only suitable for growing outside in the mildest of UK gardens (UK zone 9 to 10, 8 with protection). Forms a rosette of green to silvery grey/green lance shaped foliage up to 150cm across (so give it room) from which a tall flower spike covered in hundreds of small dark pink to almost red blooms appears. Flowering usually occurs in the second year but sometimes may not flower until the third year. The flowering spike is perfectly capable of reaching 8 to 10ft tall. Loved by bees.
Full sun with sharply drained soil is a must.
Sent as a young plant in a 9cm pot. Foliage may be cut back for shipping.