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Aloe 'Cynthia Giddy'
   

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Aloeaceae (Aloes)
Origin: South Africa (Africa)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Orange Red
Bloomtime: Spring/Fall
Height: 1-2 feet
Width: 2-3 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25 F
Aloe 'Cynthia Giddy' - A medium-sized aloe that clumps to form numerous rosettes to 2 feet tall with dark green white-spotted leaves that have bronze to red highlights in the fall. Starting as early as late winter appear the branched inflorescences of vibrant orange-red flowers that rise well above the foliage. Flowering peaks in the summer but we have had plants in flower through fall to as late as early December. Plant in full sun to light shade in a well-drained soil and water occasionally to very little. This plant has proven hardy to 25 F in our garden without damage. We are not sure if this plant originally came from the collection of the late Cynthia Giddy, who was a South African conservationist, horticulturist and maintained Umlaas Nursery in Natal, South Africa. This plant has been in circulation for many years under this name but we have not determined who named it or its parentage. This plant is sometimes confused with the spectacular but smaller Aloe 'Rooikappie', a plant that Cynthia Giddy did hybridize - both plants add color into the landscape for many months.  This description is based on research and observations of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in our nursery garden and in other gardens that we visit. We also incorporate comments received and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have any additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Aloe 'Cynthia Giddy'.
 
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