Kniphofia Northiae - Indigenous South African Bulb - 5 Seeds

Seeds for Africa




Kniphofia (Tritoma, Red hot poker, Torch lily, Poker plant) is a genus of plants in the family Xanthorrhoeaceae, subfamily Asphodeloideae, that includes 70 or more species native to Africa. Some species have been commercially used horticulturally and are commonly known for their bright, rocket-shaped flowers. These plants produce spikes of upright, brightly-colored, red-to-orange flowers. This gives names such as "torch" and "red hot poker" to many of them. The flowers produce copious nectar while blooming and may attract sap-suckers such as hummingbirds and New World orioles. The Kniphofia genus is named after Johann Hieronymus Kniphof, an 18th century German physician and botanist.

Growing to a massive 1.7 metres and flowering in summer this Kniphofia variety features orange red buds opening to pale flowers and has rosettes of long broad greyish green leaves. Sow in spring.

USDA Zone - 7

Season to Sow - Spring

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