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Red Rocket, Leafy Coral Blow
Scientific Name: Russelia sarmentosa Jacq.
Synonym:
Family: Scrophulariaceae
Red Rocket, Leafy Coral Blow (Russelia  sarmentosa) Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 25-31
USDA: 8b-12

Frost Tolerance: The foliage is damaged by any frost, dies to the ground in winter and generally grows back in summer

Sun Exposure: Full sun to part shade

Origin: Mexico (Chihuahua, Jalisco, Michoacan, Oaxaca), Central America, Cuba, up to 6000 feet elevation (1800 m)

Growth Habits: Herbaceous perennial, 3 to 6 feet tall (0.9-1.8 m), 6 feet in spread (1.8 m); ovate leaves, up to 3 inches long (7.5 cm)

Watering Needs: Regular water, drought resistant

Propagation: Division or stem cuttings


The leaves have been used in herbal tea against fever.

Blooming Habits:
Clusters of bright deep red tubular flowers, borne in whorls. They attract hummingbirds.

Fruiting Habits:


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