Last year, the peak of the bloom was in early February. Overall, it was a very good year for flowers.
This year we're several weeks behind schedule because of the long periods of rain and the attendant lack of sunshine. In addition, some species, most notably Aloe hereroensis, were set back both by frost and an excess of rain. I don't think any of the Aloe hereroensis on campus will bloom normally this year; just like mine, their flowers sustained heavy frost damage.
Let's start at the Botanical Conservatory greenhouses on Kleiber Hall Drive:
|Aloe ferox hyb rid (left), Aloe arborescens and many more|