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botanical name:
Kniphofia thompsonii var. thompsonii
Kniphofia thompsonii var. thompsonii © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Red-hot Poker
family:  Asphodelaceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 0.90m
width: 0.40m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: spiky
leaf colour: green
flower colour: pink
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -5°C
USDA zone: 7 to 9
description:
Open racemes of narrow, tubular, coral pink flowers, the lower ones fading to yellow-orange. Flowers are produced in succession from mid summer to late autumn.

cultivation:
Well drained soil in full sun. Needs a warm location.

propagation:
From seed, sown in spring or autumn into pots or trays at 15-20C (59-68F). After hardening off, transplant outdoors in late spring or early summer.

other notes:
Native of Kenya.

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