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Products > Aloe 'Samson'
Aloe 'Samson' - Samson Aloe
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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Aloeaceae (now Asphodeloideae)
Origin: South Africa (Africa)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Salmon
Bloomtime: Winter/Spring
Parentage: (Aloe barberae x A. ramosissima)
Height: 10-16 feet
Width: 4-5 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 25-30 F
Aloe 'Samson' A striking and robust tree aloe that likely will grow to be 10 to 20 feet. It has 2 foot long wide mid-green lanceolate leaves that recurve back slightly and beautiful salmon colored flowers emerging from orange buds on tight short spikes held tight to stem tips in fall and winter. Plant in full sun in a well-drained soil. Based on the parentage of this hybrid this plant should grow well in our mediterranean climate with minimal additional irrigation and be hardy to at least 27F. This hybrid between the very tall reddish pink flowering Aloe barberae from Natal and the yellow flowering more shrubby Aloe ramosissima of the Northern Cape was created by Sarmis Luters. There may be other plants also using the name 'Samson' as part of the super hero tree aloe series that includes 'Goliath' (A. barberae x A. vaombe) and 'Hercules' (A. barberae x A. dichotoma). We purchased our stock plant of this cultivar in the auction of the Aloe Summit held at Lotusland in 2013.  The information displayed on this page is based on research conducted about this plant in our library and from reliable online sources. We also consider observations that we have made of it growing in the nursery's garden and in other gardens, as well how it has performed in our crops out in the nursery field. We will incorporate comments that we receive from others as well, and welcome hear from anyone who may have additional information, particularly if they have knowledge of cultural information we do not mention that would aid others in growing Aloe 'Samson'.