Kniphofia rooperi

Water Needs

moderate; high

Kniphofia rooperi
Perennial; Bulb
Winter Poker; Spring torch lily

up to 1,4 m

Size

Light Conditions

sun

Frost

moderate

Flowers

greenish yellow to orange; winter

semi-shade; sun; damp soils; wildlife bees butterflies insects birds; clay soils;

Garden Situation

Habitat

water; coastal eastern cape; coastal kzn

Region

thicket; Coastal Subtropical East Coast

Rain Season

summer

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Description

This is a beautiful winter-flowering species to tuck around water features or in groups to edge the wildlife pond. As with most other species in the family, they flower quite happily in average garden soil. Flowers of this species are unusual; rounder in shape than the typical long tubes, often with relatively flat heads. Flowers are lime green-yellow as the open, and mature to a glowing orange. Photo attribution: Anders Sandberg: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3AKniphofia_rooperi_and_kniphofia_subcaulescens_(2924772689).jpg

Kniphofia rooperi
Kniphofia rooperi