Aloe 'Brass Hat'

Aloe

Family: Asphodelaceae (as-foh-del-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Aloe (AL-oh) (Info)
Cultivar: Brass Hat

Category:

Cactus and Succulents

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Foliage Color:

Dark/Black

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Where to Grow:

Can be grown as an annual

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Orange

Gold (yellow-orange)

Bright Yellow

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Mid Fall

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:

Mesa, Arizona

Carlsbad, California

Norwalk, California

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Feb 12, 2005, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Striking cross with very dark red, almost black, leaves and reddish edges with small, soft teeth. Suckering mostly stemless aloe. Not sure how cold sensitive it is. Has flowers in the fall that are on extremely long stallks. Flowers sort of simple and have yellow, orange and light green in them.

This is hybrid is created by crossing Aloe haworthioides with Aloe bakeri, and crossing that hybrid with Aloe descoingsiiX Aloe bakeri X calcairophylla

Plants do well outdoors in southern California in partial shade as well as full sun, though seem to prefer the partial shade better (grow a bit faster and have longer stems in that situation at least)

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