Winter Poker

Kniphofia rooperi

Rooper's Red-Hot Poker, Lentevuurpyl (Afr.), Icacane (Isizulu)

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Kniphofia rooperi . Photographed at Huntington Gardens (Los Angeles) in March
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This evergreen perennial produces beautiful flowers with buds ranging from bright red to orange-yellow and the actual flowers ranging from orange-red to yellow-green during winter and early spring. It grows best in wetter areas. ZA Distribution: Eastern Cape.
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Planning

Difficulty

Moderate

Flowering time

Autumn, Winter, Spring

Special features

Attracts butterflies

Attracts bees

Wet sites

Special features

Origin

Africa, South, Africa

Environment

Light

Full Sun

Soil moisture

Moist

Soil type

Loam, Sand, Clay

Soil PH preference

Acid, Neutral

Frost hardiness

Hardy

Uses

Personality

Family

Asphodelaceae

Flower colour

Red, Yellow, Green, Orange

Credits

profile iconKniphofia rooperi
by Lou Nita Le Roux, Lowveld National Botanical Garden, December 2014 (Copyright South African National Biodiversity Institute, South Africa)
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