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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.  This information is based on research conducted about this plant in our nursery library and from reliable online sources. We also take into consideration observations of it in our nursery of crops, as well as of plants growing in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens we have visited. We will incorporate comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from anyone who may have additional information, particularly if it includes cultural information that would aid others in growing Aloe 'Samson'.
 
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