The plant Aaron praises as K. triangularis (from me) is not. After I saw K. triangularis in the wild in South Africa, I realized that what I had under that name was something else. Best guess, until it blooms again, is a nice selection of K. angustifolia. It came originally from a South African seed source, but mixups do occur! At any rate, it's a gorgeous plant; the photos on the website are of the plants I have; they just aren't K. triangularis. Sigh... Ellen Seneca Hill Perennials http://www.senecahill.com/ Original Message: ----------------- From: aaron floden email@example.com Date: Wed, 5 Jul 2006 14:43:16 -0700 (PDT) To: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com Subject: Re: [pbs] Plant of the summer, so far./Kniphofia > What a great > perennial! I know it is not a true geophyte but > Kniphofias are on the list. > Just when you start to feel a little jaded, what fun > to find a new treasure! > > Terence Hernstrom Hello, The Kniphofia are great. I have been surprised by what has proved hardy here in Z5 Kansas. The following have wintered, and all but baurii and multiflora have flowered; sarmentosa (winter grower, but pots of it bloom in cold frames in January) ichopensis buchannaii baurii northiae (died in drought, same bed as hirsuta) caulescens uvaria "border ballet" (blooms all summer) multiflora parviflora (don't really notice the green flowers) triangularis (terracotta from from Ellen Hornig,lovely in front of a yellow leaved dwarf Ulmus!) typhoides typhoides x caulescens (bloom at same time and crossed a fews years ago, no blooms yet, distichous foilage) hirsuta (died in a drought several years back.) Buchananii blooms near the end of May and its delightfully fragrant, sometimes chocolatey. All mine have bloomed within 13 months from sowing. Baurii is taking it's sweet time. Triangularis is great and blooms in late summer when most thins are done. Caulescens cannot be beat for foilage, but the floral display is not so great on one plant. The masses of wild plants are exceptional though. Foliosa, bruceae, alba, and fibrosa were just planted out this year, so we'll see how they fare. I expect well. All the best, Aaron __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Tired of spam? Yahoo! Mail has the best spam protection around http://mail.yahoo.com/ _______________________________________________ pbs mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.pacificbulbsociety.org/list.php -------------------------------------------------------------------- mail2web - Check your email from the web at http://mail2web.com/ .