Kniphofia also called Tritoma, Red hot poker, Torch lily or 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.
Growing 40cm to 70cm with aerial stems, grey leaves and coral-pink coloured flowers in upper half and lower half pale greenish-yellow to cream. Flowering summer-autumn.
USDA Zone - 6
Season to Sow - Spring
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