Garden Aloes

Aloe branddraaiensis

The features of the leaves make this plant interesting for ornamental gardening, especially when the leaves become brown-reddish, creating this spotted fantasy of colors which is really attractive. Aloe branddraaiensis can be grown in large containers. It makes an excellent ground cover, grows best in a sunny position and makes a long lasting cut flower. In mild climates it can be cultivated outdoors for use in landscaping, it can be grown in large, rocky, well-drained soil in gardens in drier areas. read more

Aloe brevifolia

This is a great small-scale groundcover aloe and was one of the first aloes to be successfully cultivated in Europe and received the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit in 2002. Widely popular as an ornamental plant in rockeries and desert gardens worldwide. read more

Aloe burgersfortensis

In mild climates it can be cultivated outdoors for use in landscaping, it can be grown in large, rocky, well-drained soil in gardens in drier areas. This is a great plant for color, if you have a bright, sunny spot in an area that doesn't get too much water. It is easy to grow and adaptable, it suckers and can form dense groups. It can be grown in large containers. It is one of the redder aloes available. It makes an excellent ground cover and makes a long lasting cut flower. read more

Aloe classenii

Given it's habit to offset profusely, smaller size and attractive foliage, Aloe classenii makes an interesting choice of plant for use as a ground cover. read more

Aloe comptonii

The attractive turquoise foliage and the spreading habit of Aloe comptonii make it an interesting choice for a ground cover. read more

Aloe congolensis

Being a prolific offsetting plant it will eventually cover an area, especially if offsets are removed and replanted nearby. Attractive in rock gardens, succulent and cactus gardens and useful in xeriscape plantings as well. Also works well as a succulent container plant and in hanging baskets where long offsetting branches droop ornamentally. It is deer resistant. read more

Aloe dorotheae

In mild climates Aloe dorotheae can be cultivated outdoors for use in landscaping, preferably planting it in hot and dry rock gardens. Excellent on patio or as landscape or rock garden subject. This is a great aloe for rocky, exposed areas of the garden where you want some non-green color. Excellent for massing in water-wise garden beds. Great accent or large container specimen. A striking splash of color in the drought tolerant garden. read more

Aloe hildebrandtii

Nice in cactus, succulent and rock gardens and trailing over the tops of walls. Could be used mixed with other succulents in a hanging basket. Good with contrasting dark foliage plants or even as a loose taller ground cover. read more

Aloe mitriformis

Aloe mitriformis is ideally planted in a group of ± 20 plants. Raised rock gardens that allow good drainage are the best situations for these plants. For smaller gardens the plants can be used in deep plant boxes or they also go well in larger pots where they will spill over to make interesting shapes, though not good to have where there is foot traffic close-by as the foliage is quite spiky. Embankments and retaining walls are also perfect, as the pants will naturally tend to creep and can cover large areas especially if you have a difficult or unsightly spot in the garden. This plant is particularly fast-growing and it’s a groundcover. This spreading aloe is one of the lower growing species and is therefore often used as a ground cover plant in rock gardens. Gardeners who love using bright reds, oranges and yellows will find this particular aloe quite irresistible. read more

Aloe nobilis

The 'Gold Tooth Aloe' can be used outside in every type of landscaping but works well as a ground-cover as it spreads relatively quickly. The clumping character provides a pleasing texture and rosette pattern in garden plantings. Combine it with winter blooming aloes for a longer show of flowers. Excellent in rock, cactus and succulent gardens. It is deer resistant and attractive to hummingbirds, bees and butterflies. This is a great container plant particularly since it needs limited root space. This plant is ideal for making a succulent terrarium or a dish garden. This hybrid aloe has intense flower color and is well suited as a feature plant in small spaces. read more

Aloe aristata

Grown primarily for its attractive succulent rosettes of yellow spots on green leaves with soft white spines. Best planted in the rock garden in a vertical crevice to help the rosettes shed winter moisture. This plant can also be planted in masses to create a slow growing ground cover. The Lace Aloe makes a great choice for patio gardens, small gardens and works well as a house plant. read more

Aloe 'Rooikappie'

A great accent plant in for small landscape spaces or massed as a ground cover in a water-wise garden. Great accent or small container specimen. Placing several of these plants throughout a bed of perennials would be joyful. read more

Aloe striata

Aloe striata is a small-scale clumping aloe for bold textural accent in planting locations ranging from full sun to partial shade, small scale ground cover or edging plant for succulent or rock gardens, great patio container plant or walkway plant. Plant in groups or us as a solitary specimen in the ground or in a large container. Perfect in succulent and cactus gardens and a nice contrast to low-flowing grasses. Works well near walkways and swimming pools as it has no teeth or spines. Very showy when in flower but also during the rest of the year due to its attractive foliage. Flowers attract nectar-loving hummingbirds and insects. read more

Aloes organized by use in the garden