Aloe X 'Blue Elf'

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Information by: George Hull MSN        Photographer: Mountain States Nursery

 

Description

Dwarf and clumping, this hybrid will grow to 18" x 2'. Narrow silver-blue leaves provide incredible contrast for the spikes of orange-red flowers. In Phoenix, it blooms from January-April attracting hummers. Tolerates full sun in low desert with no sunburn.

 

  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Succulent

 

Height Range

1-3'

 

Flower Color

Red, Yellow

 

Flower Season

Winter, Spring

 

Leaf Color

Blue Green, Grey Green

 

Bark Color

n/a

 

Fruit Color

n/a

 

Fruit Season

n/a

Sun

Full, Half, Shade

 

Water

Very Low, Low

 

Growth Rate

Moderate

 

Soil Type

Sandy, Clay, Loam, Rocky

 

Soil Condition

Well-drained

 

Soil pH

Neutral

 

Adverse Factors

n/a

Design Styles

Mediterranean, Ranch, Spanish

 

Accenting Features

Showy Flowers

 

Seasonal Interest

Winter, Spring

 

Location Uses

Perennial Border, Patio, With Rocks

 

Special Uses

Container, Mass Planting

 

Attracts Wildlife

n/a

Water Saving Tip:

Adjust your lawn mower to a higher setting.

Longer grass shades root systems and holds soil moisture better than a closely clipped lawn.