Kniphofia albescens

Quick Characteristics:

Height: 60-80 cm (2-2.6 ft)
Flower Colors: white
Flower Season: mid summer to late summer

Kniphofia albescens Codd is a robust poker with flowers in a dense inflorescence tapering to tip and base. Buds are greenish white or pinkish, erect, flowers cream or white, spreading at first, then hanging. Lobes are rounded, slightly spreading with stamens protruding. Leaves are up to a meter tall and from 8 to 15 mm wide, keeled, spreading, curved, tough and fibrous. It grows on dense grassveld mountain slopes, marshy places, from Natal to southern Transvaal, in altitudes between 1300 and 2000 m. It flowers January to May. Photo from Ellen Hornig.

Kniphofia albescens, Ellen Hornig

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