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Products > Aloe 'Safari Rose' PP28,002
Aloe 'Safari Rose' PP28,002 - Safari Rose Aloe

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Aloeaceae (Aloes)
Origin: South Africa (Africa)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Orange & Pink
Bloomtime: Fall/Spring
Height: 1 foot
Width: 1-2 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25 F
Aloe 'Safari Rose' PP28,002 (Safari Rose Aloe) - A very attractive clustering small aloe with moderately fast growth rate to about one foot tall and slowly spreading wider from basal suckers. It has upright medium green colored leaves that curve gracefully upwards and over a long period, beginning in mid fall through spring, rising up 1 foot to 18 inches about the foliage on an unbranched inflorescence, appear the pink flowers that are darker salmon pink color in bud and lighter as they open from the bottom of the inflorescence upwards the individual flowers are large in comparison to other aloes and are sterile, so produce no seed. Plant in full sun to light shade in a fairly well drained soil and though a drought tolerant plants it can also tolerate more frequent irrigation. Hardy to around 23 F for short durations. A beautiful flowering plant for use as a showy large scale groundcover or an accent plant in the garden or as container specimen. It is very resistant and possibly immune to damage from aloe mite. This plant was the result of a breeding program started in 1973 by Andy de Wet at his nursery in Linbro Park, Republic of South Africa. The goal of the program was to make selections of hybrid Aloe with desirable horticultural characteristics to include improved vigor, flowering ability, and disease resistance. This selection was made by Andy Dewet and Quinton Bean and after eight years of trialing has remained free of aloe mite, also called aloe cancer, and also aloe black spot (a rust fungal disease) that disfigures foliage and flowers of other aloe species and cultivars. It was first released in the US in spring 2014 by Ball Horticulture as part of its Safari Aloe Series and received US Plant Patent PP28,002 on May 9, 2017. Photos courtesy of Ball Horticulture and Quinton Bean.  The information on this page is based on research conducted in our nursery library and from online sources as well as from observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in the nursery's garden and in other gardens that we have observed it in. We also will incorporate comments received from others and always appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have additional information, particularly if this information is contrary to what we have written or includes additional cultural tips that might aid others in growing Aloe 'Safari Rose' PP28,002.