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Kniphofia uvaria

Red Hot Poker, torch flower

Seed count: 25-30   
Kniphofia uvaria
Kniphofia uvaria
Native Region: South Africa
Zone Range: 6-9
Preferred Climate: warm temperate
Harvest Date: Tuesday 21 August, 2018
Seed count: 25-30

Evergreen perennial with linear, finely toothed coarse leaves that produces slender, oblong-ovoid racemes of flowers in early autumn. The flowers are red in bud, opening to orange and fading to yellow. Height 4 feet; spread 2 feet.

The genus Kniphofia is now in the family Xanthorrhoeaceae.

For maximum freshness, please keep seed refrigerated in its original packaging until it is time to plant. Sow seed in containers in a cold frame in spring.Grow in deep, fertile, humusy, moist but well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. Mulch young plants with straw or leaves for the first winter.

Harvest Date: Tuesday 21 August, 2018
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