Asphodelaceae2017-08-17T06:59:47+00:00

   Asphodelaceae: Asphodel Family

Red-hot Poker – Kniphofia uvaria

Blooms:

Apr–July

Plant Height:

5–13 dm

Flower Size:

Large cluster

Origin:

South Africa

Habitat:

Various – generally near abandoned dwellings

Notes:

Widely cultivated, occasionally escaping.  An unmistakable bright red inflorescence with many spreading to pendulous tubular flowers forming a  tall spike. There is a profusion of tall (60–100 cm), long-pointed basal leaves.