Ipomopsis rubra

Ipomopsis rubra Skyrocket Ipomopsis rubra Skyrocket

Like giant neon exclamation marks, the astonishingly brilliant scarlet red spikes of this Southeastern U.S. native are truly showstopping! Much admired and photographed here in the not-so-great-soil of our neglected parking lot, it bloomed repeatedly July thru October, sending up multiple ferny stems 2-4’ tall. Each spike lasts at least a month and the 1.5” tubular starry flowers enticed the local hummingbirds. Stunning cut flowers! Though not fussy about soil you’ll get a showier show in rich, well-draining soil. Drought tolerant once established, deer resistant and self-sows freely! Blooms first year if planted in Spring.


Full Sun
Avg./Low water

USDA zones 6-9
(Annual Elsewhere)