Aloe ×principis

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Aloe ×principis

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Hybrid between Aloe arborescens and Aloe ferox
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shot showing Aloe x Principes and aloe arborescens next to each other... notice the much larger flowers (and plants overall) on the left side of the photo... Aloe arborescens colony on the right side
shot showing Aloe x Principes and aloe arborescens next to each other... notice the much larger flowers (and plants overall) on the left side of the photo... Aloe arborescens colony on the right side
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Very common landscaping plant in larger, southern California arboretums. Has leaves similar to Aloe ferox, though not quite as beefy, and flowers the shape of Aloe arborescens, but larger. Comes as an orange flowering hybrid or a bicolor flower with red and yellow (probably depends which Aloe arborescens color the Aloe ferox was hybridized with). Plants form immense colonies up to 12' tall, and dozens of feet in all directions. Very good cold hardiness at least compared to Aloe arborescens... maybe equal to or nearly so to Aloe ferox (one of the most cold hardy aloes).. probably minimal damage at around 25F).
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Re: Aloe ×principis

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Shot of Aloe prinicipes from the Los Angeles arboretum a few weeks ago (Jan 2014)
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Two shots showing different flower forms in the same scene (Los Arboretum again)
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