Sparkler™

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Description

Trade name: Sparkler™
Botanical name: Aloe Hybrid 'LEO 6140'
Description: This wonderful little sun perennial has a long flower season through autumn and winter. Each plant bears multiple unique candle like flowers. The greenish flower buds which gradually turn white as the open, revealing bright yellow filaments with bright orange anthers that seem to jump from the flowers like sparks.

Plant Info

Plant Size

Small

Habit

Slow clumping groundcover with short stem

Suitability for potting

Yes

Height (approx. excluding flowers)

0.4m

Width (approx.)

0.35m

Planting Density

4 per square meter

Foliage Colour

Longish green leaves

Flower Colour

Ivory/Cream

Flowering Period

Autumn, Winter, Spring

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

Resistant to pests and disease but need to watch for aphids during hot periods with no rain

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 to part shade

Frost Tolerance

Low

Maintenance

- Water during Summer
- Provide fertiliser/compost in Spring
- Remove old spent flowers (not necessary)
- Remove old leaves (not necessary)

Purchase Info

Legal notes:

The trademark Sparkler™ is owned by Aloe-Aloe Horticulture Pty. ‘Sparkler™’ is a trade name and not a cultivar name. The botanical and cultivar names of this plant are Aloe hybrid 'LEO 6140'