Red Hot Poker, Torch Lily

There are about 70 species in this genus of herbaceous perennials. These plants have grass-like foliage up to 3 feet tall and very conspicuous flower spikes. They are native to parts of Africa. It is named for Johann Hieronymus Kniphof.

 

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Kniphofia galpinii Galpin Torchlily
K. uvaria Red Hot Poker
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

 

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