Our patch of Aloe cooperi has been beautiful in flower this summer, but every time I see it, my mind automatically associates it with rocker, Alice Cooper. I guess he made quite an impression on me as a child. Aloe cooperi is the hardiest of the aloes, first cousin to the better known Aloe vera. Aloe cooperi has been fine here in Zone 7b for decades, but we doubt it would be winter hardy much further north.
So pretty… how do you think they’d do in Atlanta (7b)? Would I plant them in sand/succulent-like soil, or do they need more water/nutrients?
Good drainage is important, and we’d err on the side of lean soil, although they’ve proven tolerant for us in a range of soils as long as winter soils don’t stay wet. They’d be great in the Atlanta region.