Kniphofia uvaria – Red Hot Poker

The flower spikes of this robust plant rise to over 1½M. Spikes of red/orange flowers rise above untidy mats of strap-like leaves.

This Kniphofia flowers in winter. It is reasonably popular around Motueka, and rightly so, where it provides a welcome dash of colour in mid-winter, along with Aloe arborescens (Krantz Aloe) which is also in the Asphodelaceae family.

Click here to view the Kniphofia uvaria page in Karin’s Garden.