R. cinnabarinum Royleii Group

cinnabarinum Magnificum web

It’s hard to know whether the bluish foliage or the tubular flowers are the best part of this plant. R. cinnabarinum comes in a wide range of colors. The Roylei Group includes the deep reds that are truly stunning.

This plant may reach 5 feet in ten years. It’s more upright than wide and does best with a fair amount of sun.

R. cinnabarinum has aromatic foliage that is distasteful to weevils and so escapes being notched during the midnight munching these pests love to do.

R. cinnabarinum will appreciate

Small amounts of fertilizer on Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day

Gentle watering that keeps it moist

Good drainage with well-aerated soil

A bright location with some sun, just not a scorching afternoon blaze.