Mark, I've had seed of this strain at least three times over the years. It's been around for awhile - I first obtained it back in 1987 from Thomson & Morgan. This first acquisition was described as a dwarf strain in mixed colors. I don't remember that K. uvaria was mentioned, but the photo on the seed pack looked nothing like K. uvaria - the plants shown were very delicate and in varied colors. More recently the photos on the packs look more like one of the big and relatively stout Kniphofia. Although I don't know who raised it, it had to be at least well before 1987. Jim McKenney Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7, where the track record with Kniphofia over the years has been very erratic.