Fri, 09 Oct 2009 01:39:41 PDT
It is in the middle of spring here now, yes.

90cms tall at this stage. Am not used to the Flickr site and didn't want 
to make the photos public.  Last time I used it this way it worked find, 
however, have now made the photos public.  I hope this works.……


Still only able to see the distant one.  An important character in 
Kniphofia identification is flowering time.  Can I presume that it is 
flowering now and that you are in New Zealand.  This would mean that it 
is a late winter spring flowering species/hybrid.  If this is the case, 
along with the quite glaucous foliage, K. sarmentosa (or what is sold as 
K. sarmentosa, as many so called species in cultivation are usually 
hybrid seedlings) is a likely option.  The other possibility, not being 
familiar with New Zealand seasons, is K. ensifolia subsp. ensifolia, but 
I would expect the stamens to be more visible and the leaves broader.

However, pinning down cultivated Kniphofia is notoriously difficult, 
there are just too many unnamed hybrid seedlings out there.


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