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Kniphofia porphyrantha
Kniphofia porphyrantha
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Family:  Xanthorrhoeaceae
Hardiness:  Zone 7a at least
Mature Size:  3'
Exposure:  Sun to Half Sun
Bloom Time:  Summer
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: P1858

Our mama plants were collected by Panayoti Kelaidis of the Denver Botanic Garden and it is truly one of the finest Red Hot Pokers.  If we had to choose just one Poker, this would be among the ten or 15 we would have to have.  Stout gray-green leaves and chunky often reblooming salmon and yellow flowers.  The leaves gives this a bold look which is perfect in those gardens wanting a tropical feel.  One thing that we really like about this is that it is a deciduous species so a quick cutback and you are good to go in the spring.  Panayoti remembers the plants in the wild being a solid color so the bicolor is curious.  The seedlings come true so it is one of those things that makes plants interesting.