Garden Aloes

Aloes with red colored flowers (55)

Are you looking to add some red color to your waterwise garden? Here's a handy list of 55 Aloes to match your needs.

Aloe aculeata

The inflorescences vary in number and size, from young to older plants, with younger plants only having one, but in older plants, it can form between three and four branches up to 4ft. Each raceme is long and narrow, gradually tapering towards the tip. Flowers can be solitary racemes or somewhat branched. Flowers are tubular in shape, 1.5 inches in length, and flattened downward helping distinguish this aloes from most other non-suckering, stemless South African Aloes. Some specimens are uniform in color while others bicolored, Colors are variable from red to orange to red and yellow, all the way to greenish yellow. The flowers are followed by seed that are carried in oblong, green capsules of approximately 6 mm long and 3 mm in diameter. read more

Aloe acutissima

The dull orange-red winter flowers are borne on single spikes which rise a foot above the colored foliage and are attractive to hummingbirds. The foliage is main, attractive feature of this species not the flowers. read more

Aloe affinis

Each rosette can produce several branched inflorescences. The inflorescence is a compactly-branched panicle with ten racemes. Lateral racemes are shorter than the terminating racemes, they are densely flowered and are a deep pink or brick-red in color. read more

Aloe andongensis

The inflorescence usually consists of up to 3 branches which support gorgeous looking flowers. The inflorescence is up to 16 inches (40 cm) tall. The racemes are orange-scarlet and are attractively subcapitate with the buds spreading horizontally. Flowers are reddish-orange tapering to yellow. read more

Aloe Blue Elf

'Blue Elf' explodes with showy spikes of orangey-red blooms in late winter through early spring. The tall flower spikes are frequented by hummingbirds in late winter to early spring. read more

Aloe branddraaiensis

On full-grown plants, two or three flower stalks are produced from a single rosette in one flowering season. The inflorescences of this species are highly branched and covered with brilliant red flower racemes making it one of the more ornamental of this myriad of spotted aloes. Each flower has a rounded base, narrowing a little above this, and then increasing again in diameter toward the mouth. read more

Aloe brevifolia

In the late spring it sends up an inflorescence up to 24 inches (60 cm) tall with bright red flowers. One or two unbranched inflorescences are formed. The racemes are cone-shaped and rather sparse lower down, but with the buds densely packed and hidden by the bracts. The flowers of all the species in this group are large in relation to the size of the plants and therefore very showy, which makes them highly sought-after collectors' items. read more

Aloe burgersfortensis

Aloe burgerfortensis features unusual, brightly colored, downward-angled, red-orange flowers in winter. Aloe burgersfortensis has multi-branched bracts, averaging 2' to 3' ft. tall. It has a four foot tall branched inflorescences of flowers supported on dark stems. Flowers are also attractive to hummingbirds. read more

Aloe cameronii

Aloe cameronii’s bright orange-red flowers emerge in 1 foot tall spikes from late fall through the winter. While the flowers are truly beautiful, they are even more attractive in contrast with the deep red of Aloe cameronii leaves. The flowers produce nectar and are attractive to birds and bees. read more

Aloe chabaudii

Aloe chabaudii flowering occurs mainly in winter and is a showy, prolific display of orange-red flowers held in branched racemes. Individual flowers are tubular and sought after by nectar loving birds and insects. The inflorescence is a 50 - 100 cm (1 ½ to 3 feet) tall multi-branched panicle with up to 15 densely flowered racemes. Flowers are small of coral pink or red at tip of each branch. read more

Aloe classenii

Flowering occurs in late fall into winter with the buds, first a dark reddish color aging to pink and opening to display flowers of an unusual dark glaucus pink color, almost brownish, that have exerted orange stamens and are held on a well branched slender inflorescence that can rise above the rosettes up to 30 inches. read more

Aloe comptonii

The inflorescences of Aloe comptonii are branched into multiple racemes that usually number from three to eight. The flower head is compact & has a spiky, fireworks burst look to it as the individual flowers develop. Flowers are red in color, thin in shape and pendulous. Flowers are highly ornamental, colored orbs of spikes that look like an anemone or sea urchin. Blooms in late Spring or early Summer. read more

Aloe 'Crosby's Prolific'

'Crosby’s Prolific’ has bright red to orange flowers that attract birds. Flowers seem to be in spring but sometimes appear at other times of the year. Flowers have a tubular shape. read more

Aloe 'Cynthia Giddy'

'Cynthia Giddy' can bloom repeatedly through the seasons with branched inflorescences of bright, red-orange flowers but peaks in the summer. Starting as early as late winter, you will begin to see branched, vibrant orange-red flowers emerge. Flowers rise well above the foliage. read more

Aloe 'David Verity'

In mid to late winter appear branching bicolored flower spikes rising with tight pink buds in a spiraled pattern. The flowers darken to red before they begin opening a cream white to pale butter yellow from the bottom of the spike to the top. Eventually the flowers of Aloe 'David Verity' display both red and white colors at the same time. read more

Aloe dawei

In fall to mid-winter Aloe dawei sends up fiery orange-red, tubular, flowers clustered near the tips of one or more 2 foot tall branching inflorescence. Bloom period can be intermittent year-round in some areas. read more

Aloe elegans

Aloe elegans blooms in winter and early spring. The conical heads of flowers appear on a few (2-4) branched inflorescence rising above the leaf tips. The flower color ranges from a pale yellow to orange-red and this selection, vegetatively produced, has pale mid-orange colored flowers. This plant's flowers are attractive to bees, butterflies and birds. read more

Aloe elgonica

In late spring through mid-summer appear bright red flowers in upright spikes on the a simple or branching inflorescence up to 3 feet tall. read more

Aloe 'Erik the Red'

The tall branching inflorescences of blood-red flowers appear in early winter and continue up to early spring with red buds as attractively colored as the flower and yellow stamens that add to the show. These flowers stretch high above the spiky green foliage. read more

Aloe erinacea

During the winter Aloe erinacea produces flowers on solitary, usually unbranched stalks and only about a foot high or less. The flowers are tubular in shape, bright red in bud, but turn yellow after opening. Aloe erinacea produces nectar, and is therefore pollinated by birds as well as winged and crawling insects such as ants which are small enough to enter the flower tube in which the nectar is stored. It is also very slow to flower, and it's even rare in its native land for it to flower. read more

Aloe excelsa

Aloe excelsa puts up a showy candelabra like inflorescence which grows to 4 1/2 feet tall and branched into 10 to 15 racemes in late winter through early spring. Flowers are deep crimson red to orange-red in color, and tubular in shape. read more

Aloe ferox

Aloe ferox displays flowers atop a large candelabra-like inflorescence. There are usually between five and eight branches, each carrying a spike-like head of many flowers. In late fall to mid-winter Cape Aloe produces bright red-orange, tubular flowers with inner white petals and dark orange stamens protruding from the mouth. The flowers produce nectar and are attractive to birds and bees. read more

Aloe harlana

The flowers of Aloe harlana appear in spring on a 2 to 3 foot well-branched (3-7 branches) flower stalk. Branching from below the middle of the inflorescence each branch holds a conical raceme of flowers that are either red-orange or yellow as they begin to open from the bottom of the raceme upwards so in the early stages both the red buds and orange flowers are displayed at the same time. The flowers are really the best differentiating morphological characteristic which sets this 'plastic-like' north African spotted aloe apart. read more

Aloe hereroensis

Aloe hereroensis blooms in mid-winter to early spring. Flowers are multicolored orange to red and appear in flattened branched racemes that are wider than long. Flowering seems to depend a lot of sunny position, with shaded plants rarely flowering. Shades of orange and red are the most common flower coloring, but there is a pure yellow variety found in the central pro Namib regions. Up to three branched inflorescences can arise from a single rosette. The inflorescence is usually repeatedly branched, resulting in an elaborate panicle presenting a colorful display. read more

Aloe humilis

The hedgehog aloe has very large blooms compared to the size of the plant. In late winter into spring Aloe humilis produces a simple inflorescence (unbranched) roughly 1 foot tall. The raceme is oblong with 20 or so bell shaped (pendulous), bright orange-scarlet colored flowers. read more

Aloe khamiesensis

The flowers of Aloe khamiesensis appear in mid-winter and are held near the top of a branched conical raceme that terminates in erect clusters of orange-red yellow-tipped flowers. In some specimens the flower tips are tinged a greenish-yellow color. The inflorescences are repeatedly branched to form between four and eight racemes. Racemes are triangular in shape with tubular shaped flowers. Aloe khamiesensis produces nectar and is pollinated by birds as well as winged and crawling insects such as ants which are small enough to enter the flower tube in which the nectar is stored. As with other aloes, the seeds are typically winged, 8 mm x 4 mm, and are produced in abundance inside the fruit capsules that split into three when ripe. read more

Aloe krapohliana

The inflorescence of Aloe krapohliana are thick & large, mostly unbranched though occasionally double-branched. Up to 6 inflorescences may appear from one single rosette, making them one of the most prolific bloomers of all aloes. It is quite remarkable how large the inflorescence can be, compared to the size of the plant. In habitat this is particularly noticeable when the small plant advertises itself by its bright flowers that tower over the small bushes in which it shelters. The flowers are orange-red & bloom in winter. Flowers are tubular in shape, 35mm in length, dull orange with tips tinged a greenish-yellow color. read more

Aloe lineata var. muirii

From mid-winter to late spring, each rosette of Aloe lineata v. muirii may develop up to 4 simple inforescences up to 1.2 m (4 feet) tall. The inflorescence has large fleshy bracts that hide the developing flower buds, which emerge and then hang downwards. Flowers are spectacular, large, tubular in shape and their color ranges salmon to deep red (sometimes yellow-orange). read more

Aloe lavranosii

The generally fuzzy flowers occur in mid-summer on tall, multi-branched inflorescences. Colors are usually pale yellow, but can be a variety of shades of orange to scarlet. The flowers may be variable, in terms of color as well as pubescence. Its hair is quite long, but varies in density and may be white or brownish. Aloe lavranosii has a relatively sparse amount of hairs compared to the other species of Aloe with fuzzy flowers on the Arabian Peninsula. read more

Aloe longistyla

When in flower it is easily identified in In fall to winter by the short, thick, unbranched inflorescences and broad racemes that can have up to fifty flowers. This species has one of the largest inflorescences in terms of size of plant within the Aloaceae. The tubular flowers are deep orange to salmon red or coral-red and form on a conical raceme. An unmistakable characteristic of the flowers is that their top halves are curved upwards to expose the unusually long stamens. The flowers are followed by large gray fruit capsules. This aloe, when not in flower, may easily be confused with A. humilis and A. brevifolia which superficially look similar but their flowers do not posses the unusually long styles found on A. longistyla. read more

Aloe marlothii

In late fall to late winter the flowers of Aloe marlothii are held on racemes on a branched candelabra-shaped inflorescence, having up to 30 racemes (single spikes covered with individual flowers). The distinctively horizontal branches of large 4 foot tall & wide inflorescence is an easy way to distinguish this species from other aloes. The rosette produces a candelabra of tubular shaped flowers. Flower color varies a great deal, and ranges from yellow through orange (most common) to bright red. read more

Aloe mawii

In mid winter Aloe mawii holds its bright, orange-red flowers in horizontal, long inflorescences, perhaps to better provide perches for birds. They are quite attractive and unusual! It will cheerfully bloom during the cooler months with flower colors a deep orange to bright scarlet. Inflorescence 1 meter tall, simple, raceme oblique or horizontal, and densely flowered. Flowers are somewhat unique, but reminiscent of Aloe marlothii though with only one stem (no branches). Flowers on stems are all one sided - facing up to the sky. Perianth red or orange. Stamens with purple filaments and orange anthers. read more

Aloe mitriformis

There are not many aloes from the Cape that flower during summer, hence those that do are more sought after. In a single plant there can be 4-5 inflorescences bearing dense racemes of red, tubular, 3-4 centimeters long flowers. The shape of the racemes varies from cone-shaped to head-shaped or rounded. The flowers are tubular, droop, are a coral to bright red and appear in dense arrangements on the branched stalks. read more

Aloe mudenensis

Aloe mudenensis inflorescence is branched, with up to 8 racemes and up to 1 meter tall. It's conical racemes are dense, and 175 mm (6+ inches) long. Bloom times vary from winter to spring depending on location with flower color varying from yellow-orange to orange to coral-red. read more

Aloe mutabilis

During Winter a simple branched inflorescence up to 90cm (roughly 3 feet) high, is borne with bi-colored flowers. The flowers of Aloe mutabilis change color as they mature, with the red-orange buds opening to display yellow flowers. The flowers of some forms of Aloe mutabilis are uniformly red. Aloe mutabilis flowers are also on short pedicils with flared petals. read more

Aloe peglerae

In the winter, Aloe peglerae develops an almost comically fat, and often times single, flower stalk in the late fall with a bright red flowers. The flower buds are dull red with purplish stamens protruding from the flower tube which give the flowers a characteristic appearance. The visible portions of filaments are deep purple in color. Flowers are shy to flower unless in full sun and conditions are perfect. The flowers are pollinated by birds, bees and wind. read more

Aloe petricola

This particular aloe is a flowering species with unique and distinct inflorescences, which make the plant easy to identify and distinguish from other Aloe plants. In mid to late winter appear the distinctly bicolored flowers, which are reddish orange in bud, opening to cream to pale yellow with faint green striped petals. In some forms though, the buds can be orange and the open flowers yellow. The inflorescences are tightly packed with dark brown anthers, and typically include at least two colors, usually a deep red towards the top where the buds are seen, and cream-yellow color at the bottom towards the base, reaching the stem of the flower. Inflorescences can reach about 4 feet, surpassing the height of the plant's fleshy leaves. In young plant there is just one inflorescence, while in older ones the inflorescence are 4-6. Flowers on the Aloe petricola plant are tube-shaped, about 30mm long and open from the bottom to the top. read more

Aloe plicatilis

The inflorescence of Aloe plicatilis is an erect 12 to 20 inch tall, un-branched raceme bearing cluster of tubular orange-red flowers in late winter to early spring. At the end of winter the plants appear to burst into flames as they suddenly produce masses of bright flowers. The racemes are cylindrical in shape. There are up to 30 tubular, scarlet flowers, each about 50 mm long and somewhat fleshy in texture. Aloe plicatilis blooms are loved by hummingbirds. read more

Aloe pluridens

Showy, branched inflorescences have up to 4 uniform-colored, cone-shaped racemes from each rosette. The flowers emerge from late fall to through winter, are un-curved, and a pink or dull scarlet color. Flowers are very similar to those of Aloe arborescens. Flowers usually dramatically rise about 2 feet above the head of the plant. read more

Aloe pseudorubroviolacea

In it's native habitat Aloe pseudorubroviolacea flowers from winter though early spring. In California it's reportedly bloomed even later, often into summer. It's inflorescence is tall, multi-branched and has 1 inch long waxy orange-red, downward facing, flowers that are closely spaced. Rarely, Aloe pseudorubroviolacea may have yellow flowers. read more

Aloe arborescens

Flowers hang tightly on the inflorescences that rise 2 feet above the foliage from late fall into winter. The flowers of Aloe arborescens are deep orange, almost red; there are also pure yellow flowering forms of this aloe. The inflorescences are usually unbranched and conical with two or more arising from a single rosette. The large flower spikes bloom in Winter and will help brighten up a dull winter garden. read more

Aloe reitzii

In the summer the spectacular inflorescence branches near its base with each stem becoming a vertical spike rising well above the foliage. Young plants may produce only one raceme but older plants can produce multiple racemes, further enhancing a spectacular sight. It is unusual because of its downturned flowers and because it blooms in summer, while most other Aloes are winter blooming. This summer flowering habit makes it a useful subject for cold gardens where the flowers of other aloes often get frosted off in the cold winter months. Long dense racemes of flowers are a showy pinky-red opening to yellow. Curved flowers are long, narrow and tubular in shape, up to 50mm in length, dark red but gradually turning yellow in color. read more

Aloe rivierei

The flowers of Aloe rivierei are orange-red with yellower mouths. Flowers in winter are on solitary or sparsely branched inflorescences, and racemes are compactly conical. read more

Aloe rubroviolacea

Similar to A. pseudorubroviolacea but smaller and more prolific, with fewer branches on the inflorescence. Inflorescences are tall and unbranched (or with one branch), with 1 inch long flowers. Flowers are somewhat compact, beehive-shaped structures on solitary or reluctantly branching inflorescences on very thick stalks. This aloe begins blooming in late fall with spikes of waxy orange-red flowers. Dense spires of the rather large, tubular flowers continue into winter making a great show each year. Although the plant is fairly hardy, the flowers are not and they will be damaged by frost so protect them from freezing temperatures for the best floral display. read more

Aloe sabaea

Flowers in winter are on very open racemes on multibranched inflorescences, varying from dark red to yellow-orange and are relatively wide and short for aloe flowers, their stamens and styles protruding slightly from the ends. The flowers of Aloe sabaea appear on tall upright inflorescences in open conical racemes on a plant that can reach 8 to 12 feet tall and 3 to 4 feet wide. read more

Aloe scobinifolia

The flowers of Aloe scobinifolia appear in late summer to early fall on once-branched inflorescences with the flowers in dense capitate heads at the tips. The flowers are brilliant red to orange-yellow in nearly flat, horizontally oriented racemes. read more

Aloe speciosa

In mid-winter to early spring appear the short, 1 foot (30 cm) long, cone-like inflorescences that rise and branch close to the crown of the rosette. The inflorescence is solitary (unbranched), but one rosette can produce up to four inflorescences. The cylindrical raceme is about 500 mm long, densely packed with flowers. The buds are a deep red when young and mature to green with white stripes. When the flowers open, the dark brownish-orange stamens and style protrude conspicuously from the tips of the flowers. As they open in succession from the bottom to the top, the entire bloom is tri-colored. The peduncle is short, about 120 mm long, and covered at the base by papery bracts. read more

Aloe spinosissima

Aloe x spinoissima blooms with 1 1/2 ft. tall spikes of reddish-pink or coral colored tubular flowers in the late winter to early spring. Once it reaches a good size, Aloe x spinoissima flowers regularly every year, sending up a very tall dramatic scape with gorgeous coral red/orange flowers on a large inflorescence. read more

Aloe striata subsp. karasbergensis

The slender 50-75 cm tall, multi-branched inflorescence holds dark pink to red flowers. Flowers multiple times a year but mainly in mid to late winter and flowers last up to three months. The flowers are reddish and short; the inflorescence is very densely branched and pyramidal. These flowers and flowering times differ from Aloe striata which flowers in late winter only, and has orange flowers on much less complex inflorescences. The flowers are tubular in shape with a slight basal swelling. read more

Aloe striata

Aloe striata gets its name for its coral-red blooms which appear in late winter into early spring. It produces up to three 2 foot (60 cm) tall stems that branch and hold clusters of Brilliantly colored coral-red flowers. The flowers are held, all at the same level, on many branched stalks and brighten the garden for up to three months from winter to spring. Fruits are green and multi-carpulate on long branched stalks and are not particularly showy. read more

Aloe succotrina

During winter it produces a tall flower with an attractive terminal raceme of red tubular flowers. It is particularly striking when it flowers. Flowers look somewhat like Aloe arborescens flowers. The flower spike is unbranched and grows up to 1 m high. The dark orange-red, simple, tubular flowers have green tips and are up to 40 mm long and appear in mid-winter. They are erect at first, but hang down once they have opened. The fruits ripen in spring, releasing small black seeds. read more

Aloe vacillans

Flowers on sparingly branched, very upright inflorescences are either yellow are red-orange. Flowering time of year varies a lot with some flowering in winter and other in summer or early fall. read more

Aloe vaombe

Aloe vaombe flowers in winter on highly branched inflorescences and racemes of moderately compact conical racemes of fiery red to red-orange. Seed pods are exceptionally large and incredibly productive with many thousands of seed produced each winter. The flower spikes are much loved by bees and hummingbirds. read more

Aloe vaotsanda

In winter the flowers of Aloe vaotsanda are deep red and very small on a multibranched inflorescence that points in all directions (not upright as the norm for most aloes). Flowers turn from red to yellow briefly as they open, but then the quickly curl back their petals and die, leaving only 1-3 yellow flowers at a time. read more

Aloe wickensii

The super cool bi-colored red and yellow flowers appear well above the leaves in branched racemes in winter with red buds opening to yellow flowers from the bottom of the inflorescence up. The inflorescence of Aloe wickensii is an erect panicle up to 6 feet (1.8 m) tall, bearing up to 8 racemes. read more

Aloes of all colors