ISI 2010-12. Aloe ‘DZ’ K. Zimmerman

Second but certainly not last, this was the first of Karen’s hybrids chosen for introduction. It has broader leaves than A. ‘Dragon’ but even more prominent reddish teeth against a glaucous though greener background. Its parentage is complex: it is a cross of Karen’s A. ‘Confetti’ (a yet-to-be-introduced hybrid of A. ‘Frank Reinelt’ by Dick Wright × A. ‘Dental Work’ by Kelly Griffin) with kz#1 (A. divaricata × A. parvula Clone 1), one of the of parents of A. ‘Dragon’. It is named for Debra Zimmerman who has inspired some of Karen’s best work. HBG 93166, $15.

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Published in the Cactus and Succulent Journal, Vol. 82 (2), March - April, 2010