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Please note that this list is now for reference only. Check out the home page for more information. The Plant name may provide a link to a photo.
First up: Aloe Cultivars by Kelly Griffin and others
(A selection of smaller growing cultivars.)
Name of Plant
Aloe 'Blue Elf' 6-8" tall, stocky blue-green plants. Readily clumps.
Aloe 'Christmas Carol'   Kelly Griffin A fantastic Kelly Griffin hybrid.
Aloe 'Donnie'   Kelly Griffin The red edge, along with the white striping, makes for an outstanding, small growing Kelly Griffin cultivar.
Aloe 'Franco'   Kelly Griffin Saying this plant as having darker green leaves, heavily decorated with lighter green lines and a red edge doesn't do it justice. You have to check the photo.
Aloe 'Freckles' Medium green leaves with lightly serrated edges and lots of white "freckles" on both the upper and lower surfaces. Cold tolerant to -5° C. Not a Kelly Griffin hybrid, but apparently developed in South Africa.
Aloe 'Jimmy'   Kelly Griffin The bluish-green leaves are decorated with rough white bumps and spots. The edges of the leaves are spiked with light green teeth.
Aloe 'Lizard Lips'  John Bleck
In spite of the name, real beauties. A hybrid based on Aloe rauhii, it was developed by John Bleck.
Aloe 'Marco'  Kelly Griffin Very dark green leaves, flecked with small light green streaks. The leaves are edged with orange to red "teeth". Very limited supply.
Aloe 'Orange Marmalade'  Kelly Griffin A very appropriate name for a striking Aloe hybrid. The dark blue-green leaves are streaked with "frilly" orange bumps, all framed with serrated, frilly orange edges.
Aloe 'Pepe'  John Bleck Aloe discoingsii hybrid (A. descoingsii x A. haworthioides). Small growing, nicely clumping plants. This was developed by John Bleck, then working as the plant science greenhouse manager for the University of California at Santa Barbara between 1979 & 1982.
Aloe 'Pink Blush'  Kelly Griffin Another wonderful Kelly Griffin hybrid.
Aloe rauhii 'Snowflake' Another fantastic hybrid with striking markings on the leaves. Unknown origin.
Aloe 'Rico'  Kelly Griffin What can we say. Another great hybrid from Kelly Griffin.
Aloe 'Sal'  Kelly Griffin The base color of the leaves is a pretty dark green, covered with very light green to ivory "patina". The leaves are edged in dark green, with soft-pink serrated strips on the outer edges. These are hard to describe with words...thus, all the words!
Aloe 'Silver Ridge'   Kelly Griffin Another hybrid by Kelly Griffin. Great texture and a "silvery" cast in bright light.
Aloe 'Vito' aka Aloe 'Green Sand'   Kelly Griffin Dark, almost olive-green leaves that feel like a cow's tongue (for those of you who grew up on a farm...) If not, then it's similar to a cat's rough tongue. Or, to put it another way, this aloe has very bumpy, lumpy, rough leaves with light colored teeth around the edges!
Aloe 'White Stag' An absolutely stunning cultivar. We are not familiar with the origin or parentage.
Aloe 'Wunderkind'  Brian Kemble A selection by Brian Kemble of the Ruth Bancroft Garden in Walnut Creek, California, it was then introduced through the ISI. It's a gorgeous little plant, a worthy introduction to any succulent collection.
And there's more yet on the next page...Keep on keeping on!
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