Stemless rosettes, 2 to 3ft. Soft green leaves. Can handle full sun at the coast, but needs afternoon shade inland. Protect from frost.
Dense clumps of stemless rosettes to 24″ w/filiferous margins
Rosettes to 3ft. Thin, flexible bright green leaves
Remarkably toothy, deep green leaves with bright red marginal spines fading to brown with age. 4 to 6 feet across, but may get 8 to 10 feet according to the UC Botanic Gardens.
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.
Small clusters of warty 8″ rosettes. Marginal spines and orange flowers.
Star-like leaves, sharply pointed and outward facing.
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
Clusters of 18″ rosettes formed of 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
Grassy aloe forms healthy clumps. Striking bloom stalks rise above from summer thru winter with coral-rose flowers that fade to a pale yellow.
Grassy aloe forms healthy clumps. Striking bloom stalks rise above from summer thru winter with orange-red flowers that fade to yellow.
Grassy aloe forms healthy clumps. Striking bloom stalks rise above from summer thru winter with orange flowers.
Small clumping hybrid to 12″ w/serrated pink edges, dark leaves and pink spots.