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Products > Aloe Scarlet Rockets ['LEO 3711']
Aloe Scarlet Rockets ['LEO 3711'] - Super Red Sunbird Aloe

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Aloeaceae (Aloes)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Red
Bloomtime: Winter
Height: 4-5 feet
Width: 3-4 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 25-30 F
Aloe Scarlet Rockets ['LEO 3711'] - An upright short-stemmed aloe growing 4 to 5 feet tall by 3 to 4 feet wide with rosettes of grey-green long narrow leaves with many regularly-spaced yellow-green teeth on the leaf margins. Dark red flowers on a well-branching inflorescence are held in spikes just above the foliage - this selection is a heavy bloomer producing a mass display in fall and winter. Flowering may start as early as late summer with some flowers lingering through late February (some list this plant as blooming March through July but this only happens in the southern hemisphere) . Plant in full sun in a well-drained soil with occasional to infrequent irrigation. Noted as hardy to a medium frost so likely cold tolerant to temperatures down to the mid to high 20s F. This incredible red flowering aloe comes from the breeding program of Leo Thamm of Sunbird Aloes in Johannesburg, South Africa. In South Africa this plant has been called Super Red but this name is under trademark restrictions in the United States. We first trialled this plant in 2011 and it exceeded all of our expectations - an outstanding plant that will make a great addition planted out in the garden or used in a large container. It received protection overseas in the Plant Breeders Rights program in 2010 and is in the process of receiving a U.S. Patent with "Plant Patent Applied For" (PPAF) status. The image is courtesy of Leo Thamm.  This description is based on research and observations of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in our nursery garden and in other gardens that we visit. We also incorporate comments received and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have any additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Aloe Scarlet Rockets ['LEO 3711'].