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Products > Aloe 'Verity Nice'
 
Aloe 'Verity Nice'
   

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Aloeaceae (Aloes)
Origin: Sudan (region) (Africa)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloomtime: Summer
Synonyms: [A. HBG 74426]
Parentage: (Aloe zubb x A. peckii)
Height: 1-2 feet
Width: 2-3 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 25-30 F
Aloe 'Verity Nice' - An attractive small compact clustering aloe to about 1 foot to 18 inches tall that has fairly narrow lance shaped green leaves generously spotted with the spots connecting to make decorative zig zagging horizontal bands and with reddish brown toothed margins and red highlights near the tips when grown in full sun. In mid to late summer appear 2 foot tall stalks with nearly capitate clusters of bright yellow flowers. Plant in full sun to light shade in a well-drained soil. We had this plant not suffer during our January 2007 cold spell with three nights down to 25F, so it should be hardy to short duration down to at least this temperature. This plant was one of a few selected seedlings made at the Huntington from seed received from Dave Verity in 1993 from a cross he made between what was then called Aloe sinkatana and Aloe peckii. The plant used as the seed parent for this cross was the yellow-flowering form of what is now called Aloe zubb from the Sudan. For more information on this the renaming of some forms of Aloe sinkatana, see our listing for Aloe zubb. The pollen parent, Aloe peckii, is a small aloe that comes from the Al Madu Mountain Range in Northern Somalia. The Huntington accessioned this seedling as HBG 74426 and called it Clone 1. It was selected for its attractive spotted foliage that coalesces into zig-zag bands, the attractive subcapitate racemes of clear yellow flowers and because it offsets more readily than some of the other clones, which also made it one of the first of the seedlings to be distributed. John Trager, curator of the Succulent collection at the Huntington came up with the name for this cultivar to honor its breeder.  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 'Verity Nice'.
 
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