Red of Hue is the Aloe of Bullock
This is Aloe tauri, going into flower for the first time.
Normally a dusky red, the combination of the camera flash and wet leaves gives it a look that it doesn't deserve - it's not one of those gaudy, painted Aloes, no sir, not at all. We don't have that sort of thing in this country.
Still, better red than dead....