Aloe brevifolia var. depressa
Large Short-leaved Aloe; rosettes that get at least 6 inches wide, about twice the size of the smaller and more common Aloe brevifolia. Rosettes of gray, spiny leaves that build up on each other to form a clump about 1 foot tall. In the late spring appear spikes of orange tubular flowers on spikes that rise 16 to 24 inches, blooming until winter. Plant in full sun in a well-drained soil. Low water with summer dryness. Drought and deer tolerant. Great small-scale groundcover.