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Kniphofia

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
nih-FOH-fee-ah
Description

Sword-like leaves; flower spikes open from bottom up; prefers well-drained soil.  This plant is slightly salt tolerant.  Cover rhizomes to a depth of 4 in. (10 cm).

Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Minister Verschuur'
  • 'Prince Igor'
Tags:
#tolerant#salt tolerant#well-drained soil#rhizomes#perennials#summer bulbs
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Minister Verschuur'
  • 'Prince Igor'
Tags:
#tolerant#salt tolerant#well-drained soil#rhizomes#perennials#summer bulbs
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Kniphofia
    Family:
    Asphodelaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Bulb
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Cameroon, Eritrea to S. Africa, Madagascar
    Bulb Storage:
    Store enlarged rhizomes moist at 35 degrees F (2C)
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Bulb
    Perennial
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Orange
    Red/Burgundy
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Spike
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
    Flower Description:
    Flower spikes open from the bottom up. Comes in shades of orange, red, yellow, and apricot. Blooms in early summer.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Shape:
    Lanceolate
    Linear
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Sword-like
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Salt