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Aloe 'Yemeni Gold' - Yemen Bush Aloe
   

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Aloeaceae (Aloes)
Origin: South Africa (Africa)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Golden
Bloomtime: Spring
Synonyms: [Aloe sabaea hybrid 2a]
Height: 3-4 feet
Width: 4-6 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 25-30 F
Aloe 'Yemeni Gold' (Yemen Bush Aloe) - A medium sized clump forming aloe with stems rising to 2 to 3 feet tall holding open rosettes of 3 foot long narrow medium green leaves that slightly recurve and have large green teeth along the margins. In mid spring appear the well branched stems that rise above the foliage in all directions with orange buds that open to display large golden flowers a spectacular sight! Plant in full sun in a well-drained. Our plants have not been through a cold year so we only know that this plant is hardy to around 30 F but based on its parentage it should prove a bit hardier than this. This unusual plant in an open pollinated hybrid that was selected at our nursery from plants grown from seed taken from a Aloe sabaea that was growing in the Santa Barbara garden of cycad specialist Jeff Chemnick. It had many other aloes growing around it so we can only speculate what the pollen parent could be. Several other seedlings were also selected for evaluation but this one is the showiest with large golden flowers in huge branching panicles that rise above the attractive foliage. Aloe sabaea is a small tree aloe with orange flowers that grows in Yemen so we decided to call this plant 'Yemeni Gold'.  This description is based on our research and observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in the nursery garden and in other gardens that we have visited. We will also incorporate comments received from others and always appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have some additional information about this plant, in particular if this information is contrary to what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Aloe 'Yemeni Gold'.
 
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