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botanical name:
Kniphofia caulescens
Kniphofia caulescens © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Red-hot Poker
family:  Asphodelaceae
characteristics: perennial, evergreen
height: 1.20m
width: 0.60m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: spiky
leaf colour: blue-green
flower colour: red
stem/bark: green
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -5°C
USDA zone: 9 to 9
Robust woody-based, evergreen perennial with arching, linear, keeled, finely toothed, glaucous bluish green leaves. Sturdy erect stems carry dense spike-like racemes of coral red flowers, ageing to pale yellow, from late summer to autumn.

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

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