Aloe africana

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Another bold beauty from the Aloe clan! If you garden in USDA Zone 9b, it’s practically a mandate that you host an Aloe or two and here’s a BIG one that makes an impressive specimen. Eventually, this 6’ plus tall Aloe will form a trunk under a skirt of desiccating leaves. Flowering commences in late Winter and carries on through Spring, but often this species will bloom during the Summer as well. The many upright inflorescences carry hundreds of orange and yellow flowers. These torch-like blooms are attractive to hummingbirds and compliment the grey green leaves, which are armed with many dark thorns. Tolerant of hot sun, drought, wind, deer, salt spray and a wide range of soils. From the Eastern Cape of South Africa.

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 Full Sun
Low Water

Perennial
USDA Zones 9b-10