Kniphofia caulescens


Quick Characteristics:

Height: 80-120cm (2.6-3.9 ft)
Flower Colors: red, yellow
Flower Season: late summer to early autumn
 

Kniphofia caulescens Baker grows from .6 to 1 m and is found in marshes, on wet cliffs, often in large colonies up to 3000 m in the Drakensberg. Being one of two species actually forming a mostly unbranched stem of up to 60 cm, it has blue grey green almost fleshy leaves that are finely toothed and a dense inflorescence with coral pink to red buds and pale green to creamy yellow flowers with protruding stamens. It blooms January to March. The first two photos were taken at Naude's Nek by Cameron McMaster. The third photo was taken by Rod Saunders. The last photo was taken by Ellen Hornig in Lesotho.

Kniphofia caulescens, Naude's Nek, Cameron McMasterKniphofia caulescens, Naude's Nek, Cameron McMasterKniphofia caulescens, Rod SaundersKniphofia caulescens, Lesotho, Ellen Hornig

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