ISI 2017-11. Aloe ‘Corduroy’ K. Zimmerman

This is the latest of Karen Zimmerman’s dwarf “fantasy aloes” to be introduced. It is distinguished by longitudinal raised lines and ridges. The name, of course, is inspired by that fashionable fabric of days gone by which is said to have originated in western England. This aloe however traces its origin to various Madagascan species and builds on the prior hybridization work of Kelly Griffin and Karen Zimmerman. Its parentage is recorded as [(A. divaricata × A. ‘Dental Work’) × A. ‘Chameleon’]. The cross was made March 30, 2007 and it was selected from a batch of seed sown October 30, 2007. Tissue-cultured plants of HBG 127524, $15.

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Published in the Cactus and Succulent Journal, Vol. 89 (3), May-June, 2017