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botanical name:
Kniphofia linearifolia
Kniphofia linearifolia © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Red-hot Poker, Marsh Poker
family:  Asphodelaceae
characteristics: perennial, evergreen
height: 1.50m
width: 0.60m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: clump
leaf colour: green
flower colour: red & yellow
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -5°C
USDA zone: 9 to 9
Robust perennial making clumps of long, narrow, green leaves. Erect stems carry large flowerheads flowerheads orange-red ageing to greenish-yellow, from late summer to early autumn.

Reasonably fertile, moist soil in full sun. Tolerates a little light shade.

From seed or by division


other notes:
Native of Southern and East Africa, usually found in damp grassland, marsh areas or stream banks.

pronounced: ny-FOW-fee-uh LIN-ee-ar-ee-FOH-lee-uh
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