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 is an outstanding plant that makes a great show when planted out in the garden or used in a large container.
This incredible red flowering aloe comes from the breeding program of Leo Thamm of Sunbird Aloes in Johannesburg, South Africa. This program was first introduced into the US in 2012 and also included the other very nice aloe cultivars Aloe 'Erik the Red', 'Fairy Pink', Moonglow ['LEO 3151A'] and 'Topaz' ['LEO 4120']. In South Africa and elsewhere this plant is marketed as Super Red, but this name is under trademark restrictions in the United States. We first trialed this plant in 2011 and it exceeded all of our expectations. It received protection overseas in the Plant Breeders Rights program in 2010. The image on this page courtesy of the breeder, Leo Thamm.
Information about Aloe Scarlet Rockets ['LEO 3711'] displayed on this page is based on our research about it conducted in our library and gathered from reliable online sources. We include observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery gardens and in other gardens that we have visited, as well as how the crops have performed in containers in our own nursery field. We will also incorporate comments that we receive from others about this plant when we feel it adds information and particularly welcome hearing from anyone who has any additional cultural recommendations that would aid others in growing it.