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botanical name:
Kniphofia uvaria
Kniphofia uvaria © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Red-hot Poker, Torch Lily, Tritoma
synonyms:  Kniphofia aloides
family:  Asphodelaceae
characteristics: perennial, evergreen
height: 1.75m
width: 1.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: clump
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: red
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -10°C
USDA zone: 7 to 9
Robust evergreen perennial with arching, linear, pointed leaves. Bold spikes of orange-red flowers, ageing to yellow, borne on sturdy stems from summer to early autumn.

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

From seed or by division of clumps

other notes:
Native to South Africa, occasionally naturalised in other mild climate areas.

This was the first species introduced into Britain, around 1700.

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