First Gold™

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Description

Trade name: First Gold™
Botanical name: Aloe Hybrid 'LEO 3675A'
Description: In late summer the first golden flowers of this amazing sun perennial stand out like beacons wherever they are planted.The first inflorescence is followed (in mature specimens) by up to 6 more separate flower spikes that will keep up the flower power deep into the winter months. First Gold™ is single stemming and has uniquely spotted green leaves which turn a redish brown during the coldest time of the year.

Plant Info

Plant Size

Medium

Habit

Slow stemming, can clump

Suitability for potting

No

Height (approx. excluding flowers)

1m

Width (approx.)

0.8m

Planting Density

1 per square meter

Foliage Colour

Spotted green leaves that turn reddish brown during the coldest time of the year

Flower Colour

Multiple tall golden yellow spikes

Flowering Period

Summer, Autumn, Winter

Water Requirement

Low but plant will benefit from water in very dry climate, particularly in summer.

Attracts Wildlife

Birds (insect eaters and nectar feeding), bees, butterflies

Disease Resistance

Highly resistant to pests and disease

Soil Type

Most soil types as long as free draining but rich soil preferred. If clay soils must raise plant so water drains away

Ability to cope with high rainfall

High

Light Requirement

Full sun

Frost Tolerance

Medium

Maintenance

- Water during Summer
- Provide fertiliser/compost in Spring
- Sometimes the flower spikes are so tall and massive that they require support (stakes)
- Remove old spent flowers (not necessary)
- Remove old leaves (not necessary)

Purchase Info

Legal notes:

 The trademark First Gold™ is owned by Aloe-Aloe Horticulture Pty. ‘First Gold™’ is a trade name and not a cultivar name. The botanical and cultivar names of this plant are Aloe hybrid 'LEO 3675A'