ISI 2016-11. Aloe ‘Wily Coyotee’ K. Zimmerman

This is the latest of the Karen Zimmerman hybrids to be offered through the ISI. This one features rosettes to 25 cm (10") diameter of recurved, lanceolate leaves. These vary in color with season, in winter being blue-gray to purplish and more gray-green during the growth of summer. They are armed with red teeth that line the jagged leaf margins and sometimes the upper surface, scattered or in a midline. The teeth start as protruberances of the same color as the leaf, are yellowish in the middle and are tipped red. This new cultivar is named in honor of Cody Coyotee Howard, who recently left the Huntington to pursue his doctoral studies of Ledebouria. Clever lad, that! (See his article about that genus in Namibia in the Cactus and Succulent Journal, May-June, 2014.) Plants from tissue culture of HBG 126027, $15.

Photo © 2016 by Karen Zimmerman. Images may not be used elsewhere without permission.

Published in the Cactus and Succulent Journal, Vol. 88 (3), May-June, 2016