Plant of the summer, so far.

Tue, 04 Jul 2006 11:59:50 PDT
A plant I have gotten so much joy from this summer is, Kniphofia galpinii
"Orange Flame". Planted three years ago it has matured into a 3'X 3' clump
that has bloomed continuously for 4 months. Blooms are a dark coral orange
with  at least ten to twelve spikes blooming or emerging. 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
Kimberly Crest House & Gardens
Redlands CA
 (Where the temperature is hitting the century mark very regularly.)

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