Kniphofia linearifolia


Quick Characteristics:

Height: 120-150cm (3.9-4.9 ft)
Flower Colors: red, orange, yellow
Flower Season: mid summer to early autumn
 

Kniphofia linearifolia Baker is widespread in the Eastern Cape where it grows in marshy ground and near stream beds, often in large colonies. It was one of the first species introduced to Europe and has often been mixed up with the more delicate Kniphofia uvaria in early taxonomic treatings. Growing up to 1.5 m tall, it has yellow green strongly keeled leaves and a dense inflorescence. The stamens hardly protrude. Photos taken January 2010 near Lady Grey by Cameron McMaster, Bob Rutemoeller, and Mary Sue Ittner.

Knipihofia linearifolia, Lady Grey, Cameron McMasterKnipihofia linearifolia, Lady Grey, Bob RutemoellerKnipihofia linearifolia, Lady Grey, Mary Sue IttnerKnipihofia linearifolia, Lady Grey, Mary Sue IttnerKnipihofia linearifolia, Lady Grey, Mary Sue Ittner

Photos below taken by Cameron McMaster in Maclear.

Kniphofia linearifolia, Maclear, Cameron McMasterKniphofia linearifolia, Maclear, Cameron McMaster

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