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Products > Aloe 'David's Delight'
 
Aloe 'David's Delight' - Dawe's Aloe
   

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Aloeaceae (now Asphodeloideae)
Origin: Africa, East (Africa)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Red
Bloomtime: Year-round
Parentage: [A. dawei hybrid]
Height: 3-4 feet
Width: 3-4 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25 F
Aloe 'David's Delight' (Dave's Red Aloe) A long blooming upright growing low branching aloe to 3 feet tall with many vertical stems holding narrow green leaves and erect branching inflorescences with red flowers much of the year with peak bloom mid to late summer. Plant in a well-drained soil in full sun to light shade and water occasionally to infrequently - quite drought tolerant in coastal gardens. Cold hardy down to at least 25 F as was undamaged in our garden here at those temperatures in 2007. The aloe is a common site in Santa Barbara gardens and certainly has affinities to the eastern and central African Dawe's Aloe, Aloe dawei. We first got this great reblooming aloe from aloe hybridizer John Bleck who told us it was a Aloe dawei hybrid that had been developed by David Verity. At the 2013 Aloe Summit we were able to ask Dave about this and give him back this plant.  The information on this page is based on research conducted about this plant in the San Marcos Growers library, from online sources, and from observations made of the crops growing in our nursery, plants in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens where we may have observed it. We also have incorporated comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from those who may have additional information, particularly if this information includes cultural information that would aid others in growing Aloe 'David's Delight'.
 
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