Graceful/Slender Red-Hot Poker

Kniphofia gracilis

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Kniphofia gracilis
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Kniphofias, or red-hot pokers as they are more commonly known, are popular, showy garden plants that have been valued for their dramatic appearance in South African and English gardens for over a century and a half. This is a common feature plant. ZA Distribution: Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal.
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Planning

Difficulty

Moderate

Flowering time

Summer

Special features

Attracts birds

Attracts bees

Environment

Light

Full Sun

Soil type

Loam

Soil PH preference

Acid, Neutral

Frost hardiness

Tender

Personality

Family

Asphodelaceae

Flower colour

Yellow, Orange

Credits

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by Brian Tarr, KwaZulu-Natal National Botanical Garden, November 2004 (Copyright South African National Biodiversity Institute, South Africa)
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