ISI 2014-14. Aloe 'Marsha Layhew'

This second Zimmerman hybrid for 2014 is named for a dear friend of Karen’s. It slender lanceolate leaves show the influence of A. 'Dragon' but here the leaves are shorter and more evenly tapered. The leaves are bluish and ornamented with bands of pale green, elongate tubercles topped with one or more conical, fine, maroon teeth either in a line or merged into a ridge. The leaf margins bear prominent trapezoidal teeth with very lacerate tips. The parentage is A. 'Dragon' × (A. Kelly Griffin # 5 × A. 'Paul Hutchison'). HBG 119194, from tissue culture, $15.

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Published in the Cactus and Succulent Journal, Vol. 86 (2), March - April, 2014