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Aloe ‘Blue Elf’

Blue Elf Aloe, Aloe 'California Aloe', Aloe 'Blue Boy'

Aloe 'Blue Elf', Blue Elf Aloe, Orange flowers, Succulents, Aloes, Drought tolerant plants
Aloe 'Blue Elf', Blue Elf Aloe, Orange flowers, Succulents, Aloes, Drought tolerant plants
Aloe 'Blue Elf', Blue Elf Aloe, Orange flowers, Succulents, Aloes, Drought tolerant plants
Aloe 'Blue Elf', Blue Elf Aloe, Orange flowers, Succulents, Aloes, Drought tolerant plants

A most popular landscape aloe, Aloe ‘Blue Elf’ is a vigorous, tight-clumping, dwarf evergreen succulent forming attractive rosettes of slender, upright, tooth-edged, blue-gray leaves. The foliage may turn reddish-brown in extreme temperatures. In early winter to early spring, it produces long-lasting spikes of orange flowers that are particularly attractive to hummingbirds. It also produces many offsets that can be used for propagation. Perfect for mass plantings, rock gardens, waterwise borders or containers.

  • Grows up to 1-2 ft. tall and wide (30-60 cm).
  • Easily grown in well-drained soils in full sun or part shade. Requires only occasional to very infrequent irrigation.
  • Great for beds and borders, rock gardens, succulent gardens or Mediterranean gardens.

Requirements

Hardiness 9 - 11
Climate Zones 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Cactus & Succulents
Plant Family Xanthorrhoeaceae
Genus Aloe
Common names Aloe
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early, Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 24" (60cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Drought, Deer
Attracts Bees, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Ground Covers, Patio And Containers
Garden Styles Mediterranean Garden, Informal and Cottage, Gravel and Rock Garden
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Alternative Plants to Consider

Aloe pluridens (French Aloe)
Aloe wickensii (Geelaalwyn)
Aloe thraskii (Coast Aloe)
Aloe africana (African Aloe)
Aloe Moonglow™
Aloe petricola (Stone Aloe)

Recommended Companion Plants

Aeonium ‘Zwartkop’
Senecio mandraliscae (Blue Chalksticks)
Agave ‘Blue Flame’
Sedum nussbaumerianum (Stonecrop)

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Requirements

Hardiness 9 - 11
Climate Zones 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Cactus & Succulents
Plant Family Xanthorrhoeaceae
Genus Aloe
Common names Aloe
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early, Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 24" (60cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Drought, Deer
Attracts Bees, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Ground Covers, Patio And Containers
Garden Styles Mediterranean Garden, Informal and Cottage, Gravel and Rock Garden
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