Aloes in Southern California

It’s that time of year again to catch the displays of these spectacular South African succulents in bloom around town.
These photos were taken mid-day at the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden 2/7/13.

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Aloe vryheidensis.

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Many were of hybrid origin, no name given.

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En masse, the hot-blooded, scorched-earth effect of an aloe in bloom gets seriously ramped up.

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Another good bet to see a glorious display is at the Huntington Botanical Gardens.


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5 Responses to Aloes in Southern California

  1. Kaveh says:

    Great pics. The Aloe garden is one of my favorite parts of the Los Angeles Arboretum.

  2. Louis says:

    Im honestly drooling over these photos! amazing!

  3. Denise says:

    Kaveh, I always head to the Huntington for the aloes, so was amazed to see such a display.
    Louis, I wish the light was better. Twilight photos would increase the drool factor quite a bit.

  4. Pam/Digging says:

    I’d love to be there at the right time to see the aloes. One day! It’s on my must-see list.

  5. victoria says:

    Nice pics! Thanks for sharing. I’m dying for those large aloes! I’m a temp transplant to florida and cant find the large varieties, suprisingly! Only the vera….

    The shots were magnificent!

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