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Kniphofia sp., Red Hot Poker, Torch Lily

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Kniphofia sp.

Red Hot Poker, Torch Lily
Family: Asphodelaceae   (Formerly:Xanthorrhoeaceae)
Subfamily: Asphodeloideae
Origin: Madagascar and Tropical South Africa.
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterRed/crimson/vinous flowersYellow/orange flowersSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

'Red Hot Poker' is the local nickname for these bold, handsome plants. The thick, almost succulent leaf blades are evergreen, and of interest even when the cylindrical flower spikes are absent. Heat and drought tolerant. Kniphofia grow well in rich soil located in an open sunny position or partial shade. Most species require plenty of water during the growing season if they are to thrive and flower well. They should also be fertilised monthly during their active growing period. Most species tolerate frost but the winter-flowering species should be protected. Some summer-flowering species die down in winter and grow again in the early summer. In cultivation Kniphofia resent disturbance. They will take a year to settle down after being divided and will not flower well. These plants can be propagated by seed or by division.





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Kniphofia praecox - seeds

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