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Aloe x nobilis - Golden Toothed Aloe
   
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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Aloeaceae (now Asphodeloideae)
Origin: South Africa (Africa)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Orange Red
Bloomtime: Summer
Synonyms: [Aloe nobilis, A. 'Nobilis']
Parentage: (Aloe mitriformis x A. brevifolia)
Height: 1-2 feet
Width: 1-2 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Seaside: Yes
Summer Dry: Yes
Deer Tolerant: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25 F
Aloe nobilis (Golden Toothed Aloe) - An evergreen rosette-forming succulent that suckers profusely, creating a large grouping to 18 inches tall of fleshy green leaves that have a tint of rose color on the tips and yellow to white, sharp but flexible teeth running along the edges with a few in spots on the inside of the leaves. The bright orange branched inflorescences rise well above the foliage to about 2 feet tall in mid-summer. Plant in sun or light shade in sandy soil. Drought tolerant. Hardy to about 20 degrees F. This plant is thought by some to be a hybrid between Aloe mitriformis and A. brevifolia but others suggest it may be the result of a cross between Aloe distans and A. brevifolia. "The Illustrated Handbook of Succulent Plants: Monocotyledons" edited by Urs Eggli lists the name as being of unresolved application that should be rejected but this plant has long been in cultivation in the US and is quite common so it definitely needs a name. It was listed with the synonym Aloe mitriformis spinosior, Haw.in Libery Hyde Baily's 1928 "Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture" in 1928 and subsequent volumes of Hortus I, II and III. In "Hortus Third" it is listed with the common names "Golden Tooth Aloe" and "Green and Gold Crown" and described as being similar to A. mitriformis but leaves less concave above. This listing further notes it is perhaps of hybrid origins and suggests it is a cross between Aloe arborescens and A. mitriformis. Whatever its parentage, it is a stunning and tough plant that provides summer color.  Information displayed on this page about  Aloe x nobilis is based on the research conducted about it in our library and from reliable online resources. We also note those observations we have made of this plant as it grows in the nursery's garden and in other gardens, as well how crops have performed in our nursery field. We will incorporate comments we receive from others, and welcome to hear from anyone who may have additional information, particularly if they share any cultural information that would aid others in growing it.
 
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