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botanical name:
Kniphofia rooperi
Kniphofia rooperi © Deeproot Plant Base
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common name:  Red-hot Poker
synonyms:  Kniphofia 'C.M. Prichard'
family:  Asphodelaceae
characteristics: perennial, evergreen
height: 1.20m
width: 0.60m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: spiky
leaf colour: dark 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: -5°C
USDA zone: 9 to 9
Robust evergreen perennial with arching, linear, pointed leaves. Bold flowerheads red-orange ageing to orange-yellow, early to late autumn.

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

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