Kniphofia Praecox - Indigenous South African Bulb - 5 Seeds

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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.

This robust variety that grows to 2 metres has orange to scarlet buds with yellow flowers. Sow in spring to early summer with summer to autumn flowering.

USDA Zone - 8

Season to Sow - Spring


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