Kniphofia hirsuta


Quick Characteristics:

Height: 45-60cm (1.5-2 ft)
Flower Colors: red, orange, yellow
Flower Season: mid summer
 

Kniphofia hirsuta Codd is endemic to the Drakensberg and is found or rocky slopes or streams, up to 2900 m. It usually has softly hairy leaves, besides this it resembles Kniphofia ritualis. Photos taken by Bob Rutemoeller and Mary Sue Ittner January 2010 at Naude's Nek.

Kniphofia hirsuta, Naude's Nek, Bob RutemoellerKniphofia hirsuta, Naude's Nek, Mary Sue IttnerKniphofia hirsuta, Naude's Nek, Mary Sue IttnerKniphofia hirsuta, Naude's Nek, Mary Sue IttnerKniphofia hirsuta, Naude's Nek, Mary Sue Ittner

The first two photos below from Nhu Nguyen shows a cultivated form of what was identified as this species. The last photo is from Ellen Hornig.

Kniphofia hirsuta, Nhu NguyenKniphofia hirsuta, Nhu NguyenKniphofia hirsuta, Ellen Hornig


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