KNIPHOFIA

Commonly known as Red hot poker, Torch lily, Tritoma

Expanding range of showy pokers for growing in nature-friendly clumps.

Many hybrids have been toned down over time from the original "red hot pokers" and now come in shades of red, orange, yellow, and greenish white.

Genus of about 70 species of evergreen or semi-evergreen rhizomatous perennials from mountainous or upland areas, often in moist places in rough grass or along streamsides in southern and tropical Africa, Madagascar and Arabia.

Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
    Leaves usually thin, grass-like,10-100cm (3-39in) long.
  • Evergreen
    Leaves usually broad, keeled or strap-shaped to 1.5m (5ft) long.
  • Bulb/Corm or rhizomatous perennial
    Rhizomatous perennials. Erect, usually dense, spike-like racemes 5-40cm (2-16in) long of tubular or cylindrical flowers.
  • Herbaceous
    Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch.
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Wildlife plant. Attractive to bees.
    Pests & Diseases
    Slugs, snails, thrips, violet root.
    Place of origin
    Southern and tropical Africa.
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Humus rich, preferably sandy.
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
    Rabbit Resistant

Buy Varieties of KNIPHOFIA

KNIPHOFIA 'Alcazar'

KNIPHOFIA 'Alcazar'

Red hot poker, Torch lily, Tritoma

garnet red

 
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KNIPHOFIA 'Bees Lemon'

KNIPHOFIA 'Bees Lemon'

Red hot poker, Torch lily, Tritoma

dense narrow yellow flowers from green buds. Easy to grow

 
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KNIPHOFIA 'Green Jade'

KNIPHOFIA 'Green Jade'

Red hot poker, Torch lily, Tritoma

flowers are green in bud opening to an unusual creamy-white colour

 
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KNIPHOFIA 'Ice Queen'

KNIPHOFIA 'Ice Queen'

Red hot poker, Torch lily, Tritoma

a very nearly white cultivar. Pale cream flowers from green buds. Ages to white

 
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KNIPHOFIA 'John Benary'

KNIPHOFIA 'John Benary'

Red hot poker, Torch lily, Tritoma

coral-red flowers

 
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KNIPHOFIA 'Little Maid'

KNIPHOFIA 'Little Maid'

Red hot poker, Torch lily, Tritoma

pale lemon flower spike about 18 inches tall

 
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KNIPHOFIA 'Nancy's Red'

KNIPHOFIA 'Nancy's Red'

Red hot poker, Torch lily, Tritoma

a short growing variety less than 2 feet tall with dusky deep coral-red flowers

 
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KNIPHOFIA rooperi

KNIPHOFIA rooperi

Red hot poker

orange-red spherical flowers becoming orange-yellow

 
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KNIPHOFIA 'Royal Castle'

KNIPHOFIA 'Royal Castle'

Poker lily, Red hot poker, Tritoma

red/yellow flower spike

 
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KNIPHOFIA 'Royal Standard'

KNIPHOFIA 'Royal Standard'

Red hot poker, Torch lily, Tritoma

red buds opening to yellow

 
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KNIPHOFIA rufa 'Rasta'

KNIPHOFIA rufa 'Rasta'

Red hot poker, Torch lily, Tritoma

tall growing with long greenish-yellow spikes initially light orange as the flowers open. An unusual colour combination

 
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KNIPHOFIA 'Tawny King'

KNIPHOFIA 'Tawny King'

Red hot poker, Torch lily, Tritoma

dark bronze stems and tubular cream flowers above evergreen strap-like leaves

 
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KNIPHOFIA 'Timothy'

KNIPHOFIA 'Timothy'

Red hot poker, Torch lily, Tritoma

cream flushed carmine

 
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