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Kniphofia


Kniphofia

CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION
Compact, evergreen, clump-forming, rhizomatous perennial. Upright habit, keel-shaped leaves are a glaucous blue green and showy spikes of orange flowers. Flowers bloom primarily from late spring to early summer, with some continued bloom to late summer or early fall. Flowers have nectar for birds.This Kniphofia, the only alpine in the genus, is an East African species that occurs up to about 13,000 ft on Mount Kilimanjaro. This plant usually favors damp soil, but can also grow in fairly dry situations. Best in a sunny site.

 
Genus
Kniphofia
Species  
Cultivar  

Common name
Alpine poker

Family name
Xanthorrhoeaceae
Place of origin
South Africa


DETAILS
Height
1 mt
Width
1 mt
(expected growth in average NZ conditions in 5 to 10 years)
Leaves
Semi-deciduous

Soil Type
Grows in most soil types

Moisture
Tolerates wet soils

Exposure
Prefers a sunny site / Will tolerate moderate frosts

Nourishment / Whimsical

Perennials

Category
Medium, height 0.6 to 1.2 metres.
Availability
We have this currently available in a POT 3.5 container. Ask for it at your retailer.
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