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Kniphofia pauciflora
Kniphofia pauciflora

Family:  Xanthorrhoeaceae
Hardiness:  To Zone 8a
Mature Size:  18""
Exposure:  sun
Bloom Time:  May-Sept
Moisture Needs:  average to moist
Deer Resistant:  Yes
Origin: South Africa
Price: $15.00
Pot Size: Large Band Pot

Stock Status:(Out of Stock)

Product Code: P0161

This is a treasure among Pokers.  A small statured species with big time bloom from South Africa introduced to the NW by one of the finest small nurseries in the country, Hedgerows Nursery in OR who have now retired and we are diminished as a result.  David and Susie grew exceptional plants nearly perfectly and their level of excellence is what we gauge ourselves against.  Of course David cheated with that damned English accent.  Back to the plant under discussion -this Kniphofia doesn't know the word quit and after a main heavy spring bloom keeps throwing up flowers spikes sporadically throughout the season given ample water and food.  This was a rare plant in just a few localities near Durban in South Africa and is now thought to be extirpated in the wild. Not as hardy as some, this benefits from a good mulch if temps drop into the teens in which case it is happy as a clam.