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botanical name:
Kniphofia 'Cobra'
Kniphofia 'Cobra' © Deeproot Plant Base    view larger image
common name:  Red Hot Poker, Torch Lily
family:  Asphodelaceae
characteristics: perennial, semi-evergreen
height: 1.00m
width: 0.60m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: clump
leaf colour: blue-green
flower colour: orange
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -17°C
USDA zone: 7 to 9
description:
Dense spikes of burnt-orange flowers, fading to cream. Semi-evergreen, narrow sword-shaped, basal leaves. Late summer flowering.

cultivation:
Reasonably fertile, moist, well drained, preferably sandy soil in full sun. Tolerates a little light shade.

propagation:
By division

usage:
Herbaceous borders.

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