Kniphofia typhoides


Quick Characteristics:

Height: 80-100cm (2.6-3.3 ft)
Flower Colors: brown
Flower Season: late summer to early autumn
 

Kniphofia typhoides Codd is native to the Northern Province to KwaZulu-Natal where it grows solitary or in small groups in marshy areas from 1300 to 1800 m. The blue-green leaves are arranged in a fan and tend to be spirally twisted. The faintly scented inflorescence of short brown flowers resembles that of cattails (Typha spp.) hence the species ephithet typhoides = "resembling Typha". Flowering in the wild is from February to March according to Elsa Pooley. The photos below were taken by Ina Crossley from plants in her garden.

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The photo below was taken by Ellen Hornig.

Kniphofia typhoides, Ellen Hornig


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