Small, low growing, with narrow spidery arms stretching along the ground. Dark green with a narrow light green stripe in the middle. Less sun than most agaves. Frost-sensitive.
Clumping agave with long narrow leaves to 2ft Used for erosion control.
Miniature clumping agave with few leaves; rocky soils; frost hardy
A. filifera x A. schidigera
Hybrid to 18″; dense clumps of filiferous leaves.
A. polyphylla “Augrabies Hills”
Winter-growing bulb with narrow, feathery deciduous leaves, long bloom stalks.
Winter-growing bulb with deciduous curly leaves and tall bloom stalks
Native to South Africa
Deep green fleshy leaves mound to 3 ft., with 5 ft. tall bloom stalks with tubular striped white blooms. Hardy to 25-30 F, prefers frost-free.
Rare bulb with curly leaves. In habitat the bulb remains below ground. Generally hardy, but keep dry. Will get 8″ tall. Cute green-yellow classic Hyacinth-like flowers. Early spring flowers are replaced by the corkscrew leaves in summer. Very good draining soils.
Dense clusters of 18″ tall rosettes, blue in full sun
Unusual raised linear spots on top and bottoms of leaves. Forms a tight cluster of 1 ft. rosettes. Pink edges, orange flowers.
Broad, spotted, green leaves turn rust red in full sun. Orange blooms in spring. Will get about 12″ across, and form larger clusters.
Unusual raised linear spots on top and bottoms of leaves. Forms a tight cluster of 1 ft. rosettes. Bright pink edges, orange flowers.
Hybrid, 1 to 2 foot clusters of 8″ rosettes have bright coral-colored teeth that grow darker with age. Orange flowers in winter.
Mini hybrid stemless aloe, dense clusters, red in full sun
Strongly spotted variegated leaves are green in shade and white in full sun, can get a pinkish tinge on the edges. Rosettes to 10″, clumps to 3 feet across.
Small hybrid, rosette clumping, gold in full sun
Small hybrid stemless aloe, spreading clusters, prolific orange blooms
Small, apple-green rosettes. Will form decent clusters. Vigorous marginal teeth. Moderately spotted. Prefers less than full sun even at the coast.
Small clumping hybrid 6-12″ with strong spotting and pink edges
Spotted Aloe, small clumping hybrid to 12″ w/serrated pink edges
Small clumping hybrid to 12″ w/serrated pink edges, dark leaves and pink spots.
Deep bronze color in full sun, greener in shade, low aggressive clumper
Fast growing low clumper – striped leaves
A. arborescens “Yellow Torch”
Winter growing/blooming shrub, 4ft. in Bay Area
Winter growing/blooming shrub, 4 to 6ft. in Bay Area
Stemless rosettes to 6″ across; Bright orange/peach flowers on 2ft bloomstalk.
Small, shrubby, spidery arms, shade tolerant
Dwarf aloe with dull green flowers. Stemless and clump-forming
Blue rosettes to 8″, spreads and mounds. Great as a groundcover or for rock gardens. Orange flowers.
Large stemless rosette; thick leaves, partly upright – green in shade, red in sun