Common Marsh Poker

Kniphofia linearifolia

Vuurpyl (Afr.), Icacane, Umathunga (Zulu)

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This is an attractive plant, with showy greenish yellow to yellow flowers and long, narrow leaves. It is suited to temperate gardens where it forms a strong contrast to small- or round-leaved plants. ZA Distribution: Eastern Cape, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga, Northern Cape, Western Cape.
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Planning

Difficulty

Easy

Flowering time

Summer, Autumn

Special features

Attracts birds

Attracts bees

Wet sites

Special features

Origin

Africa

Environment

Light

Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Moist

Soil type

Sand, Loam

Soil PH preference

Acid, Neutral

Frost hardiness

Hardy

Personality

Family

Asphodelaceae

Flower colour

Yellow, Orange

Credits

profile iconKniphofia linearifolia
by Mhlonishwa D. Dlamini, Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden, With additions by Yvonne Reynolds, December 2003 (Copyright South African National Biodiversity Institute, South Africa)
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