Winter Bells™

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Description

Trade name: Winter Bells™
Botanical name: Aloe Hybrid 8521A 'PBR
Description:  Dainty plant with narrow dark green leaves with a reddish edge and bearing masses of pendulous ivory coloured bell-shaped flowers on a single inflorescence for up to 6 months in autumn and winter.

Plant Info

Plant Size

Small

Habit

Clumping form

Suitability for potting

Yes

Height (approx. excluding flowers)

0.2m

Width (approx.)

0.2m

Planting Density

4 - 6 per square meter

Foliage Colour

Dark green with dominant red decorative edge

Flower Colour

Old ivory (bicolour)

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

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 Winter Bells™ is owned by Aloe-Aloe Horticulture Pty. ‘Winter Bells™’ is a trade name and not a cultivar name. The botanical and cultivar names of this plant are Aloe hybrid 'LEO 8521A'