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Products > Aloe 'Yemeni Gold'
Aloe 'Yemeni Gold' - Yemen Bush Aloe
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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Aloeaceae (now Asphodeloideae)
Origin: Yemen (Asia)
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 information about Aloe 'Yemeni Gold' displayed is based on research conducted in our library and from reliable online resources. We will also note observations that we have made about it as it grows in the gardens in our nursery and those elsewhere, as well how the crops have performed in containers in our nursery field. We will also incorporate comments we receive from others, and we welcome hearing from anyone with additional information, particularly if they can share cultural information that would aid others in growing it.